Starting from the Walyunga Pool Carpark off Walyunga Road, Walyunga National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit past Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool and alongside the Swan River via the Kangaroo Trail. With rich Indigenous history, tree-filled valleys and the cooling waters of the Swan River, Walyunga National Park is one of Perth's best-kept secrets. The Swan River draws many people to the park as it is a permanent, scenic river with flat granite boulders around it. The Kangaroo Trail is an excellent loop trail that crosses creeks among granite outcrops with their specially adapted plants and small animals, like geckoes and lizards. Passing by Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool, through bushland and alongside the Swan River, there is plenty to see on this walk. You'll love crossing creeks, boulder-jumping and wildflower hunting as you climb the hill from Boongarup Pool. After the challenging but rewarding ascent to the top of Woodsome Hill, you'll have excellent views of the Swan River Valley. Aside from some short but steep rocky hills, this trail is relatively easy. The trail is marked by green footprints and yellow triangles with kangaroos in them. The markers are most visible when walking in an anticlockwise direction. You can spot some roos (slang term for kangaroos) in the afternoon along & around the riverbank. Like many walks in Perth, the Kangaroo Trail is at its prettiest in winter or spring when the river is flowing, the grass is green, and the wildflowers are blooming. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
From Great Northern Highway, 1, 95, 360, Bullsbrook.
Turn on to Walyunga Road then drive for 3.5 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Walyunga Pool Carpark off Walyunga Road, head along the sealed dirt path as you keep the river to your right. When the sealed section ends, veer right and continue along the same track as it aligns with the river. Follow the said track to continue along the Kangaroo Trail (counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After 30 m pass the BBQ (on your left).
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 630 m continue straight.
After another 15 m head up the surface|gravel steps (about 20 m long)
After another 5 m turn right.
After another 160 m turn right.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 125 m veer right.
After another 440 m turn left.
After another 1.1 km continue straight.
After another 940 m continue straight, to head along Pilgrim Trail.
After another 200 m turn right, to head along Pilgrim Trail.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Walyunga Road & Pilgrim Trail) continue straight, to head along Pilgrim Trail.
After another 75 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the car park (35 m on your right).
After another 130 m turn right.
After another 15 m veer right.
After another 55 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)