Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail

1 h to 2 h

2.8 km
circuit

↑ 159 m
↓ -158 m

Moderate track
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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.9976488,116.0254362)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Tonkin Highway, 4
  • Turn on to Welshpool Road East, 8 then drive for 1.2 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Turn right onto Palm Terrace and drive for another 590 m
  • Keep right onto Palm Terrace and drive for another 45 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Lesmurdie Falls Bottom Carpark at the end of Palm Terrace, Forrestfield, head past the slanted trailhead interpretative sign and follow the trail veering left towards the creek. Align with the creek(to your left), then head along the track for about 95 metres. Once you reach the first directional sign, turn left and cross over Lesmurdie Brook Creek, then follow the Valley Loop Trail ahead to continue the Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 75 m veer right.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 45 m veer right.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 40 m turn right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to The Shoulder viewpoint, providing a nice view of the falls along with panoramic views over the surrounding area. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 430 m continue straight.
After another 185 m turn right.
After another 255 m continue straight.
After another 90 m turn right.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 115 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Falls Road, where there is a car park. Details below.
After another 60 m veer right.
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 120 m veer right.
After another 55 m come to the "Head of the Falls" (15 m on your right).
Continue straight.
Then head down the earthen steps (about 45 m long)
Then come to the viewpoint (6 m on your right).
After another 30 m head down the earthen steps (about 20 m long)
After another 55 m head down the surface|gravel steps (about 20 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Foot of the Falls viewpoint, providing you better views of the waterfall from below. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 105 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 35 m turn right.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the Foot of the Falls viewpoint, providing you better views of the waterfall from below.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m veer left.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 55 m come to "Foot of the Falls".
Continue another 0 m to find Foot of the Falls at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 140 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to The Shoulder viewpoint, providing a nice view of the falls along with panoramic views over the surrounding area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 35 m turn sharp right.
After another 8 m come to the "The Shoulder" (on your right).
After another 8 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 115 m to the main route.

An alternate access point from/to Falls Road, where there is a car park.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 30 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Lesmurdie Falls Valley Loop Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.8 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.8 km (plus an extra 60 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.8 km[toilet]
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