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Best trails in Lesmurdie Falls National Park, Australia

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Explore the most popular trails in Lesmurdie Falls National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Lesmurdie Falls National Park, Australia
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86 acres
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Lesmurdie Falls
Lesmurdie Falls National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
The walk located in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park in the hills east of Perth, takes you to one of the more spectacular waterfalls on the Darling Range Escarpment. Commencing at the top, this short walk meanders down to the base of the falls, through the lush vegetation, and is quite unique for the area. The walking trail starts at the top of the falls where Lesmurdie Brook tumbles over the escarpment. Walking downwards it follows the brook until it reaches a bridge jutting out over the falls which is a perfect vantage point to see the falls, take photos and has views ou to the Swan Coastal Plain. The trail continues downwards to a lovely picnic area at the base of the hills before leading to the foot of the falls. There are amenities like public restrooms and picnic tables along the way also. This is more like a waterfall in New Zealand than in Perth. The lush vegetation grows where the bubbling brook hits the base of the waterfall. The return climb up the hill to the car park is steep but short. Enjoy morning tea or lunch in nearby Kalamunda Village. There are other longer walks in the same area that this walk connects with including the Palm Terrace Walk or others in the neighbouring Mundy Regional Park like the Whistlepipe Circuit.Show more
#2 - Palm Terrace Walk
Lesmurdie Falls National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
The Palm Terrace Walk is one of Perth's most underrated trails, offering panoramic views of the city while winding its way through both the Mundy Regional Park and Lesmurdie Falls National Park. With several starting points - some with facilities, some without - this 5.5km loop walk will challenge you on some of the areas more moderate climbs, but will reward you with the best views Perth has to offer. I highly recommended the trail from August to November to witness both the wildflower season and the stunning Lesmurdie Falls, just a short detour off the path. ​Please note that the trail is not signed consistently and will require some hiking experience and directions to be read carefully, prior to leaving. Start point: Lower Lesmurdie Falls Car Park. 1. Leave the car park from the southwest corner and walk between four large gravel boulders. 2. Take the left fork; towards power line poles 3. Turn left at the T junction and follow the power line uphill. 4. At the intersection of two power lines, turn left and head up hill. 5. Take the left fork at this T junction. 6. Ignore a track coming in from the right and continue up hill. 7. Ignore a track from the left and continue up towards the fence and houses. 8. Pass through two white gates, over a bridge and along a narrow path along a old granite rock wall 9. Join a main dirt trail, slightly uphill and follow this along panoramic views of Perth 10. At a white gate, at the end of a private road, follow the walk trail sign along a narrow track, past boulders below the road. 11. Rejoin the sealed road here at Falls Road and head towards the Lesmurdie Falls Car Park. 12. Leave the road at the car park and walk down the ramp to the left of the car park. Toilets are here if you need them. 13. Walk past the picnic tables and turn right off the concrete path, along a newly laid path to a bridge over a creek on your left. 14. At the trail marker turn left, cross over this creek and walk up a steep hill. 15. At a T junction, take the right fork and continue up hill towards the communication tower. 16. Reach the top of the climb to another T junction. Take the left branch and start down hill. You should be able to see the CBD. 17. Ignore a track from the left, keep heading down hill. 18. At a T junction, turn left. The red markers indicate this is a section of the Lewis Road walk. 19. At the T junction take the left branch and walk along the edge or the Perth Hills with panoramic views of Perth city. 20. Descend down a steep climb, follow the trail along a fence line, passed a house. 21. At the gate on Palm Terrace, turn left and walk back to the car park to complete the walk.Show more
#3 - Lesmurdie Falls Big Loop
Lesmurdie Falls National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m