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Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail
2.8 km circuit
1 h to 2 h
Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail
2.8 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h to 2 h

Starting from the Lesmurdie Falls Bottom Carpark at the end of Palm Terrace, Forrestfield, this walk takes you on a circuit within Lesmurdie Falls National Park via the Valley Loop Trail. One of the lesser-used trails in the Lesmurdie Falls area, the Valley Loop Trail is a short 3km circuit taking in parts of the Shoulder Trail, Falls Trail and Foot of the Falls Trail. From the trailhead interpretative sign, the hike initially follows the Foot of the Falls Trail for about 50m before reaching the first directional sign, a large orange post signalling the direction and distance of each trail. For the Valley Loop walk, walkers turn left and make their way across Lesmurdie Brook, starting the ascent up the side of the valley on a steep, narrow and rocky trail. From the top of the valley, there are spectacular views over the Swan Coastal Plain and out to the city, and you can expect to see a sea of colour in spring when the wildflowers are blooming. The trail continues along the northern section of the Valley Loop Trail before descending towards Lesmurdie Brook. Later on, you'll head along Lesmurdie Brook and arrive at the viewpoint, with the help of the pink markers and concrete steps. The second lookout is a little further down and provides breathtaking views of the Swan Coastal Plain and Perth skyline. Take a moment to sit and admire the views with the sounds of the water gushing below before continuing the descent back to the car park along the southern section of the Valley Loop Trail. Lesmurdie Falls is the largest and most impressive of all the waterfalls in Perth. Being able to explore the falls from the top and the base plus admire it from anywhere in the valley makes the Valley Loop Trail one of Perth's best family-friendly walking trails. 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.

Highlights
Pets
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Lake Seppings Loop
2.8 km circuit
30 min to 1 h
Lake Seppings Loop
2.8 km
Circuit

Walk
30 min to 1 h

Cycle

Mtb

Run
15 min to 45 min

Starting from the Lake Seppings Carpark on Golf Links Road, Seppings, this walk takes you on a circuit around Lake Seppings via the Lake Seppings Bird Walk Trail. Lake Seppings (or Tjuirtgellong, the place of the long-necked turtle) is a natural ecosystem within the city that provides a refuge for local native plants, animals and birds. The lake is regarded as an excellent place for bird watching, particularly for water birds. There have been 100+ bird species seen in and around the lake till now. The lake has a wide variety of vegetation around its margins. Bullrushes, sedges and reeds can be found at the foreshores. The fringing trees are a mixture of Western Australian peppermint trees, spearwoods, paperbarks, native willows and wattles. Banksias are also found around the lake. The information boards at the start of the walk give you an indication of what to expect, and that is mostly that Lake Seppings is a haven for birdlife. Along the route there are lookouts, interpretive signage, rest stops and a bird hide. It doesn't take long to reach the first lookout point, with a small boardwalk section leading out over the water, providing the first glimpses of the lake. A feature of the western side is the bird hide, a small wooden shelter perched over the lake where people can watch birds discretely. The lake narrows toward the southern end, and the path crosses the lake on a natural causeway approximately 250 metres before the southern tip. The last section leading back to the car park runs parallel to Golf Links Road. Towards the end, there's a wooden boardwalk right along the edge of the lake providing stunning views looking across the reeds and over the lake. This is a flat walk on a well-established dirt path, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with wheelchair access with assistance to some of the lookouts. The Lake Seppings Loop is a thoroughly enjoyable walk for any bird watcher, or those simply looking for an easy walk in a pretty area. This is also a popular spot for locals to walk their dogs. Keep an eye out for snakes in the warmer months. There are multiple intersections without signage around the lake. Turning left at each one if walking anti-clockwise (or right if walking clockwise) will keep you on the basic lake circuit. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Bus
Car


Mount Hassell
2.9 km return
1 h 30 min to 3 h
Mount Hassell
2.9 km
Return

Walk
1 h 30 min to 3 h

Starting from the Mount Hassell car park off Stirling Range Drive, Stirling Range National Park, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Hassell and back. Prepare for an amazing range of colours in the wildflower season. The track to the summit has steps that begin moderate, leaving their place for steep scree sections later on. Many rocky platforms are located on or near the trail, where walkers can take a break and enjoy the views. As you come closer to a ridge, the track gets steeper. You'll then cross a saddle through some thick bush. The final scramble up the small section of rock that forms the summit is easier than it looks from below, though extra care should be taken when the rocks are wet and slippery. After negotiating the rock face, walkers are rewarded with a close-up view of Toolbrunup and sweeping views of the remainder of the national park. The trail is well marked and easy to navigate, with some steep climbs and moderately difficult scrambling. Wear sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing, and carry plenty of drinking water. There may be sudden temperature changes that can lead to rain or even hail, so come prepared. The upper parts of this track should not be walked under bad weather conditions. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




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