Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail
Starting from the Lesmurdie Falls Bottom Carpark at the end of Palm Terrace, Forrestfield, this walk takes you on a circuit within Lesmurdie Falls National Park via the Valley Loop Trail. One of the lesser-used trails in the Lesmurdie Falls area, the Valley Loop Trail is a short 3km circuit taking in parts of the Shoulder Trail, Falls Trail and Foot of the Falls Trail. From the trailhead interpretative sign, the hike initially follows the Foot of the Falls Trail for about 50m before reaching the first directional sign, a large orange post signalling the direction and distance of each trail. For the Valley Loop walk, walkers turn left and make their way across Lesmurdie Brook, starting the ascent up the side of the valley on a steep, narrow and rocky trail. From the top of the valley, there are spectacular views over the Swan Coastal Plain and out to the city, and you can expect to see a sea of colour in spring when the wildflowers are blooming. The trail continues along the northern section of the Valley Loop Trail before descending towards Lesmurdie Brook. Later on, you'll head along Lesmurdie Brook and arrive at the viewpoint, with the help of the pink markers and concrete steps. The second lookout is a little further down and provides breathtaking views of the Swan Coastal Plain and Perth skyline. Take a moment to sit and admire the views with the sounds of the water gushing below before continuing the descent back to the car park along the southern section of the Valley Loop Trail. Lesmurdie Falls is the largest and most impressive of all the waterfalls in Perth. Being able to explore the falls from the top and the base plus admire it from anywhere in the valley makes the Valley Loop Trail one of Perth's best family-friendly walking trails. 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.
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