Walking Trails

Byford

Macora Walk Trail

The Macora Trail, often called the Byford Hills Walk Trail, is a 2.7 kilometre loop walk. The trail starts at Macora Falls, returning via Walters Road, Burrell Street, Stevenson Place and Bradshaw Road. This moderate level track includes some steep sections but the views make it worth it!

Jarrahdale

Blue Rock Trail

Blue Rock is a granite outcrop in the jarrah forest. Two moderately easy loop trails weave over the rock and into the woodlands behind it.

Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail

This 11-kilometre rail trail follows a former tramway from the Balmoral POW Camp to Mundlimup Timber Trails. It is part of the Munda Biddi Trail. The trail is easy and accessible to both walkers and mountain bikers.

Mundlimup Timber Trails

The Mundlimup Timber Trail in Jarrahdale features old methods of the timber industry from 100 years ago. It is an easy three-kilometre walk through some narrow bush trails. In Spring there are many wildflowers.

Mundijong

Floral Walk Trail

Enjoy a wander along this 1.4km accessible walking/cycling path.  At the right time of the year, you may experience an abundance of the well-known Western Australian Kangaroo Paw, ‘cowslip’ and ‘spider’ orchids and other colourful wildflowers.

For more information and find out the locations, visit the Trails WA website.

Serpentine Falls National Park

The Serpentine Falls are the crowning jewel of the picturesque Serpentine National Park. This scenic national park is located just 55 kilometres southeast of Perth, meaning it’s a must do day trip!

Entrance to the Serpentine National Park is via Falls Rd Serpentine, and a National Park entrance fee applies.

A 400m walk along the gravel Falls Walk Trail, which leaves from the car park, will lead you to the Serpentine Falls viewing platform. From here you can marvel at the falls, and if it is a beautiful day, cool off in the water.

The park has toilets, gas barbecues, tables and shaded areas, so be sure to pack a picnic. While picnicking here, it is common to be joined by western grey kangaroos. Please remember not to feed the kangaroos. They can become very ill from eating unsuitable food.

Things you need to know before visiting Serpentine Falls

  • Gates open at 8.30am and close at 5 pm.
  • In summer, and on the weekend, the park reaches capacity quickly - it is recommended you arrive by 10 am.
  • No alcohol or glass is allowed in the park.
  • Please do not feed any native animals or birds.
  • Dogs aren't permitted in the park.
  • Picking wildflowers is not allowed.

Hit the trails in the Serpentine National Park

There’s much more to explore in the Serpentine National Park beyond the Serpentine Falls. Explore more of the park by taking a bush walk that suits your ability and fitness level.

Remember: the gate closes at 5 pm. Be mindful of time constraints before commencing your walk, so your vehicle is not locked in the park.

Baldwins Bluff 

Class 4 – Moderate difficulty, 6km return, allow 3 hours.

This walk has excellent panoramic views of the coastal plain at the summit. The trail starts in the Serpentine Falls picnic area carpark.

Caution: This trail contains long steep sections and unstable or slippery surfaces.

Kittys Gorge Trail

Class 4 – Moderate difficulty, 14km return or 7km one way, allow 5 hours.

This trail follows the Gooralong Brook and Serpentine River. Along the way discover impressive granite chasms and boulders and the brook’s many waterfalls. The trail can be accessed at Serpentine Falls or from Jarrahdale at the carpark opposite the cemetery on Atkins Street. The trail can be walked in both directions and to avoid a return walk, you might wish to organise a car shuffle. It is easier to walk from Jarrahdale to Serpentine Falls as the majority of the trail travels downhill in this direction.

Caution: This trail contains some steep sections, steps and unstable or slippery surfaces. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Related links

Download the Trails WA app

Trails WA App Information Flyer

Trails WA

Parks and Wildlife Service – Serpentine National Park

Serpentine National Park brochure

Serpentine National Park flora and fauna guide