Bells Rapid - Mount Mambup Walk

MODERATE 3 reviews

Bells Rapid - Mount Mambup Walk is a 9.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Upper Swan, Western Australia, Australia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
461 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

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nature trips

walking

views

Great Eastern Hwy and bypass, then north on Roe Hwy, then 8 km north along Great Northern Highway.  Turn right into Cathedral Avenue and follow for about 5 kms to the last parking area (before the closed road at the boom gate) which is the Start point above the Bells Rapid footbridge.  There are public toilets less than 200m back down the road from the parking area. This is a relatively short walk,  but an excellent one if you are wanting to step up to something a little more challenging than easier walks such as Bold Park or Thomsons Lake.  Bells Rapid, at the edge of the Darling Range near Brigadoon, is best known in W.A. for its association with the very popular annual ‘Avon Descent’ down the Avon-Swan Rivers from Northam to Perth. The footbridge over the Swan River at Bells Rapidprovides spectators with a great vantage point to catch thecanoeing and power-boat action at close-range during the popular ‘white-water’ event held in early August each year. A 1.3 km section of this walk also follows the River bank at Bells Rapid along part of the City of Swan’s short Bells Rapid Walk Trail). Energetic uphill climbs on both sides of the River (including the 210m climb up Mt Mambup) are also rewarded with many outstanding panoramic views from the steep valley slopes, including views along the Darling Scarp and across the Swan Coastal Plain to Perth City and the coast, and also views northward up the Swan-Avon River valley to Walyunga National Park.

hiking
1 month ago

This walk route has been copied by AllTrails without permission from my sole-authored WalkGPS website covering "Bushwalks in the Perth region of Western Australia" (see https://www.walkgps.com.au/ ). My copyrighted walk page is titled Bells Rapid - Mount Mambup Walk (link: https://www.walkgps.com.au/walk/bells-rapid-mount-mambup-walk/ ). My web page details the walk and includes my original track location information you have copied here. Your description gives the false impression that this is an established walk trail. It is in fact an unofficial, non-established walk route conceived solely by myself and is 30% 'off-track'/cross-country.
Your publication of my original and unique information makes no acknowledgment of WalkGPS authorship and source and no appropriate cross-link to my walk page. I request you to remove this walk from AllTrails or to provide a full acknowledgement of the WalkGPS source. -Dave Osborne, WalkGPS

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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