Ingalalla Falls, Kalamunda Native Forest Reserve and Mount Hayfield Loop
Starting from the Ingalalla Falls car park off Hay Flat Road, Hay Flat, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Second Valley Forest Reserve past Ingalalla Falls, the Kalamunda Native Forest Reserve and Mount Hayfield. This challenging hike explores the natural creeks, waterfalls, pine forest plantations and native scrub within the Second Valley Forest Reserve. The hike begins with a short walk to Ingalalla Falls, following the creek upstream to the rock pools and waterfall, with several picnic tables dotted along the path. The hike continues to the north-eastern corner of the reserve, winding around the pine forest plantation, then heads west to the Kalamunda Native Forest Reserve, passing through the native scrub around Blackfellows Creek before climbing to the summit of Mount Hayfield. This loop consists mostly of fire tracks, suitable for moderate fitness levels, with some short steep hills. The tracks aren't well-signposted, so some sections may be unclear. The upper tiers of Ingalalla Falls are difficult to reach, as the trail is very steep and slippery. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.