This 6km loop consists of a tough climb and a fast, thrilling descent. Starting from Pemberton (natural) swimming pool it is part of... more » the growing network of trails at the Pemberton Forest Mountain Bike Park.
Park at the swimming pool and after warming up on the XC skills loop, follow the signs crossing over the bridge at the SW end of the pool and start the climb.
For around 4km the trail switches back tightly on itself before opening out on some faster sections at the top of the hill.
Eventually you will reach the edge of the forest, cross a fire road and start the fast descent back to the pool. This is also the start of the Green Cool Runnings downhill.
At the bottom of the descent it is possible to turn left and climb steeply on the fire road on the edge of the forest to access the Relentless Blue or Cool Runnings descent again (rather than the longer, slower Cool Runnings climb).
To return to the swimming pool either follow the wide track above the pool or go a short way alongside Golf Links Rd and return on the fun XC Skills loop.
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park is on the NW edge of the town on Swimming Pool Rd. Follow the signs to the swimming pool from the centre of town to get there.
Pembeton is 4 hours south of Perth.
Toilets: Yes (at the swimming pool)
Drinking water: Yes
Bike shop: Some spares are available at the general store in town
Cafe/shops: lots nearby in town
Others: Plenty of great accommodation options in Pemberton. Also check out the amazing karri forests, local wineries and great walks. less «