Distance from Perth: 40km east of Perth, along Great Eastern
fuel: Sawyers Valley 1km.
Size: Track length 24km
Time to allow: perfect for a day trip.
The Power Line Track.
track starts near Sawyers Tavern in Sawyer Valley, it's an actual power line
track managed by Western Power but open to the 4WD community.
track will take a good 5-6 hours to complete from end to end including stopping
for a few breaks and taking time watching your mates tackle parts of the track.
You don't have to do the whole track as there are a few roads and tracks that
cut through the power line track so you could make an early exit if time is
It's best to travel with at least one other vehicle as recovery is not uncommon, especially if your tackling the harder parts of the tracks, even a tame looking chicken track can get you hang up on opposing wheels and without diff lockers your pretty much stuck and will need to be winched or snatched forward or back.
I have seen panel damage done on the harder parts of this track and just recently my rockslider saved my Hilux from panel damage as I slid into the side of a rutted out part of the track.
Climbing With Diff Lockers.
you have diff lockers this track is a must do, as you will use them more than
you could imagine. I have done this track with and without diff lockers and had
loads of fun without them and four times as much fun with them.
line track really underlines the difference in traction with locker and
Action only video clips from just some of our visits to the
Hill At Mundaring.
30 meter section of this track I have named Gnarly Hill, as i don't think it has
This extremely fun and challenging
part of the track can only really be conquered if you have diff lockers or a
monster truck, unless you really like hopping, skidding and getting panel
Climbing Gnarly Hill at Mundaring.
conditions and difficulty.
Medium can be Extreme in the wet depending on which level of track you choose.
track is mainly clay and rock which is rutted, steep, and can be very dangerous
If you have never been off road before DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS TRACK.
You will require low range gear for almost the entire track.
Recommended PSI is 22 or lower, this will help you maintain grip and prevent
punctures as there are a lot of jagged rocks along the track.
Mud terrain tyres are best for this track, especially if it's wet.
and Survive the track
Test your 4wd to the limits
Enjoy an action packed day 4wding
Air compressor, shovel, sunscreen, bush hat, plenty of
water, rated recovery gear & tools.
Make sure your tyres are up to the scratch. If not, a site like Auto Hero can help sort you out
with a new set.
time to go.
Keep in mind it does get
very hot in summer.
Mundaring power line track.
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Sawyers Valley Tavern: On the corner of Great Eastern HWY and Leather Green Rd
Start of Power Line Track:
End of Power Line Track: West Talbot Rd
Exit: Corner of Great Southern HWY & West Talbot Rd