BRING YOUR BIKE & YOUR FRIENDS

HIT THE TRAIL
The Adventure Begins Here

HERITAGE RAILWAY
TRAIL & PUBS

Escape the city into the Perth Hills and explore the Railway Reserves Trail on mountain bike. Get a group of friends or family together and explore the historical taverns and townships along the way.

There are 59km of trail to explore traversing through John Forrest National Park, Hovea Falls, the Golden Pipeline and the Swan View Train Tunnel – to name just a few of the attractions.

The trails traverse from Bellevue in the west, to Chidlow/Wooroloo in the east and down to Mundaring Weir (Beelu National Park) in the south. Stop in at Lake Leschenaultia for a swim on a hot day or visit the heritage listed pubs to enjoy a bite to eat and cold drink. There’s so much to explore.

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Plan your trail experience

Ride the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

This spectacular trail retraces 59km of the old Eastern Railway. Passing through reserves you’ll discover the individual history, story and character of the settlements that sprung up alongside the line.

What makes this trail unique is the number of old taverns, once watering holes for weary rail passengers and settlement workers, each with its own stories, character and charm! Stop off to refuel along the way and enjoy some Perth Hills hospitality while you explore the trail by bike.

Hit the whole trail, or do a section at a time. Do it in a day, or book an overnight stay in the local area and enjoy an evening meal at one of the old Hills taverns!

The Historic Pubs

  • Chidlow Tavern
    est. 1884
  • Mount Helena Tavern
    est. 1902
  • Mundaring Hotel
    est. 1899
  • Mundaring Weir Hotel
    est. 1898
  • Parkerville Tavern heritage listed hotel is a two storey building with a wrap around veranda and large shady beer garden
    Parkerville Tavern
    est. 1902
  • Sawyers Valley Tavern
    est. 1882

Chidlow Tavern

est. 1884
4 THOMAS ST, CHIDLOW
(08) 9572 4154

Traditional Australian country pub with strong link to its railway heritage, boasting an extensive display of railway memorabilia.

John Forrest Tavern

Park Road, Glen Forrest
(08) 9298 8297

Situated within John Forrest National Park. Enjoy the waterfalls and wildflowers (seasonal), sit outside in the courtyard and watch the kangaroos graze.

Mount Helena Tavern

est. 1902
900 KEANE ST W, MOUNT HELENA
(08) 9572 2121

a.k.a. The Mounties
Traditional Australiana pub with a real country feel. The large beer garden, winter creek and live music some weekends.

Mundaring Hotel

est. 1899
Jacoby St, Mundaring
(08) 9295 1006
Restaurant, bar and beer garden with large decking and playground. Live music Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Mundaring Weir Hotel

est. 1898
Hall Rd, Cnr Mundaring Weir Rd, Mundaring
(08) 9295 1106
Located in Beelu National Park. The extensive gardens feature a variety of little nooks where you can enjoy refreshments from the bar and restaurant
Parkerville Tavern heritage listed two storey federation style pub with wrap around veranda, warm evening glow and a 1936 Plymouth Business Coupe parked out the front

Parkerville Tavern

est. 1902
6-18 Owen Road, Parkerville
(08) 9295 4500
“The Parky” has several indoor areas and a large beer garden with playground & year-round creek. Live music every Fri, Sat, Sun & regular events. The kitchen is open all day.

Sawyers Valley Tavern

est. 1882
10860 GREAT EASTERN HWY, SAWYERS VALLEY
(08) 9295 1270
Art Deco-style pub with beer garden and play area for relaxing outdoor dining.
Where to stop

Explore the Historic
& Heritage listed Pubs

Stop for lunch, a snack, some refreshments or a full three course meal at one or more of the 7 watering holes on the trail.

Explore the trails and stop to soak in the best of the Perth Hills hospitality in comfortable beer gardens and historic dining rooms.

Click on the markers to explore.

John Forrest Tavern & National Park

Park Road, Glen Forrest
(08) 9298 8297
Situated within John Forrest National Park. Enjoy the waterfalls and wildflowers (seasonal), sit outside in the courtyard and watch the kangaroos graze.
Parkerville Tavern heritage listed two storey federation style pub with wrap around veranda, warm evening glow and a 1936 Plymouth Business Coupe parked out the front

Parkerville Tavern

6 Owen Road, Parkerville
08 9295 4500

“The Parky” has several indoor areas and a large beer garden with playground and year-round creek. Live music every Fri, Sat, Sun and regular events. The kitchen is open all day.

Mount Helena Tavern

900 Keane St W, Mount Helena
(08) 9572 2121
a.k.a. The Mounties
Traditional Australiana pub with a real country feel. The large beer garden, winter creek and live music some weekends.

Chidlow Tavern

4 Thomas St, Chidlow
(08) 9572 4154

Traditional Australian country pub with a strong link to its railway heritage, boasting an extensive display of railway memorabilia. Great weekend events!

Mundaring Hotel

Jacoby St, Mundaring WA
(08) 9295 1006
Restaurant, bar and beer garden with large decking and playground. Live music Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Sawyers Valley Tavern

10860 Great Eastern Hwy, Sawyers Valley
(08) 9295 1270
Art Deco-style pub with beer garden and play area for relaxing outdoor dining.

Mundaring Weir Hotel

Hall Rd, cnr Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring
(08) 9295 1106
Located in Beelu National Park. The extensive gardens feature a variety of little nooks where you can enjoy refreshments from the bar and restaurant
  • John Forrest Tavern & National Park

    Park Road, Glen Forrest
    (08) 9298 8297
    Situated within John Forrest National Park. Enjoy the waterfalls and wildflowers (seasonal), sit outside in the courtyard and watch the kangaroos graze.
  • Parkerville Tavern heritage listed two storey federation style pub with wrap around veranda, warm evening glow and a 1936 Plymouth Business Coupe parked out the front

    Parkerville Tavern

    6 Owen Road, Parkerville
    08 9295 4500

    “The Parky” has several indoor areas and a large beer garden with playground and year-round creek. Live music every Fri, Sat, Sun and regular events. The kitchen is open all day.

  • Mount Helena Tavern

    900 Keane St W, Mount Helena
    (08) 9572 2121
    a.k.a. The Mounties
    Traditional Australiana pub with a real country feel. The large beer garden, winter creek and live music some weekends.
  • Chidlow Tavern

    4 Thomas St, Chidlow
    (08) 9572 4154

    Traditional Australian country pub with a strong link to its railway heritage, boasting an extensive display of railway memorabilia. Great weekend events!

  • Mundaring Hotel

    Jacoby St, Mundaring WA
    (08) 9295 1006
    Restaurant, bar and beer garden with large decking and playground. Live music Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.
  • Sawyers Valley Tavern

    10860 Great Eastern Hwy, Sawyers Valley
    (08) 9295 1270
    Art Deco-style pub with beer garden and play area for relaxing outdoor dining.
  • Mundaring Weir Hotel

    Hall Rd, cnr Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring
    (08) 9295 1106
    Located in Beelu National Park. The extensive gardens feature a variety of little nooks where you can enjoy refreshments from the bar and restaurant
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