Lesmurdie Falls

MODERATE 3 reviews

Lesmurdie Falls is a 0.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forrestfield, 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 best used from April until September.

0.6 km
19 m
Out & Back



nature trips



Lesmurdie Falls There are 5 trails that leave a trailhead near the carpark ranging from 300m to 3km. Good facilites including toilets, picnic tables, boardwalks and interpretation.  Below is some information from the Top Trails WA website - for more go to http://www.toptrails.com.au/index.php/trails/trail/lesmurdie-falls/ Lesmurdie Falls located in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park in the hills east of Perth, are one of the more spectacular waterfalls on the Darling Range escarpment. The trail starts at the top of the falls with a short walk to the viewing platform. For a longer walk follow the trail to the base of the falls where the lush vegetation grows. This walk is particularly recommended in winter and spring when the rains swell Lesmurdie Brook which tumbles over the Darling Range Escarpment. Walking down the hill, the trail follows the brook until it reaches a bridge at the top of the falls. A lookout allows you to view the falls and, on a clear day, the flat land of the coastal plain sweeps the eye out over Perth city to Rottnest Island on the western horizon. If you're feeling energetic, follow the trail down to the picnic area at the base of the hills. From here a short trail leads to the base of the falls. This is more like a waterfall in New Zealand than in Perth and is quite unique to the region.  The lush vegetation grows where the bubbling brook hits the base of the waterfall. The climb back up the hill to return to the car park is steep but short. Enjoy morning tea or lunch in the near by Kalamunda Village.

19 days ago

Myself, my partner & my two boys (8 & 10) did this little hike with friends and their two kids (3 & 11) all varying levels of fitness, we packed a picnic lunch and ate at the base of the waterfall the kids were able to paddle in the water it wasn’t deep everyone completed the hike easily, there was some lovely photo opportunities. great views of the city in the distance some beautiful native flora and of course the waterfall and little creek. There are a couple of viewing platforms part way through but the best views were at the base of the falls

6 days ago

6 months ago