Starting from the Lower Lesmerdie Falls Car Park, Forrestfield, this circuit walk takes you to Lesmurdie Falls. This trail is an excellent option if you want to feel the ferocity and power of water. The flow of Lesmurdie Falls is mighty, especially after rainfall. Therefore, you might want to pay a visit after a rainy day. The hills around the walk can be chilly, and the pats are prone to be slippery. Keep in mind that you may need appropriate footwear and clothing. There are also picnic tables if you want to give a break and fuel up. Additionally, dogs are allowed but on leash. 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.
Turn right onto Palm Terrace and drive for another 590 m
Keep right onto Palm Terrace and drive for another 45 m
Turn slight right and drive for another 4 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Lower Lesmurdie Falls Car Park (at the end of Palm Terrace), move towards the grey metal gate next to the green “Federation Trail” sign. Head over/around the gate and follow the dirt track as you keep right. After 25 metres, turn left at the 3-way intersection and follow the track as it aligns with Lesmurdie Brook to continue along Lesmurdie Falls Trail.....
Directions & comments
Lower Lesmuride Falls (about 65 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 75 m veer right.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 275 m pass the "Lower Lesmuride Falls" (95 m on your left).
Turn sharp right.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 65 m veer left.
After another 35 m head up the surface|gravel steps (about 20 m long)
Then come to the "Foot of the Falls" (60 m on your left).
After another 55 m head up the earthen steps (about 20 m long)
After another 35 m come to the viewpoint (6 m on your left).
Then head up the earthen steps
After another 45 m come to "Head of the Falls".
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Falls Road. Details below.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 740 m to get back to the start.
An alternate access point from/to Falls Road.
Directions & comments
There is a viewpoint (about 60 m back from the start).
Head of the Falls (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 65 m continue straight.
About 135 m past the end is a toilet.
About 110 m past the end is a car park.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Lesmurdie Falls Trail
1 h to 3 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 740 m (plus an extra 175 m along side route) from the start.