The Mount Lennard Mountain bike area, known by everyone locally as the Pile Rd trails, contains approximately 40km of trails of varying difficulties for mountain bikers of all levels. The trails tightly weave through the mature jarrah forest, and granite outcrops to provide spectacular views of the lower Collie River Valley. The valley supports unspoiled vegetation, indicative of the cool, damp, microclimate providing habit for marron, kangaroos, cockatoos, many of our native marsupials and over 300 varieties of colorful wildflowers. The local Noongar, which literally means man, believe that the Collie River Valley is connected to Ngarngungudditj Walgu. This mythical snake like being is said to have come from the north east and created the Collie River, the hills of the Collie River Valley and the Leschenault inlet, before traveling back up the Collie River to rest at Minninup Pool.
Located on the edge of the Ferguson Valley and Wellington Dam National Park, there are great DEC camp spots at Honeymoon Pool, only 2km from the Millbrook Trail, or on the edge of Wellington Dam itself at Potters Gorge.
Wellington Forest cottages are a budget accommodation option nearby, or try Peppermint Lane Lodge for something more upmarket. All are bike friendly.
You won't go short of something to eat in the Ferguson Valley. There are several wineries and breweries - one which is directly opposite the bottom car park.
Mobile phone reception:
If using the free version of the EveryTrail app you will need continuous mobile coverage. At Pile Rd there is good to excellent coverage on all 3 of the main phone networks.
Contact a local either via SW Mountain Bike Club (http://www.swmtbc.asn.au/) or HuckToFlat (http://www.hucktoflat.com/) for a guided tour
Enjoy a beer at the Wild Bull Brewery after your ride
I have visited these trails lots of times and really like them. Great work by all involved in getting it on the ground. There are a good range of trails and difficulty. Too many log-overs though. They disrupt the flow too much and don't add anything to the trail experience. Nice work with the new guides. Visited on Jul 10, 2011