Starting from the car park at the end of Lewis Road, Forrestfield, this walk takes you on a circuit along Whistlepipe Gully, returning via the Connor Road Track. The scenery on this hike is beautiful, with the gully banks lined with lush green foliage, paper-bark trees, and various wildflowers. Heading out from Lewis Road, Whistlepipe Gully remains a constant companion to the left of the well-maintained trail. The path winds through the forest, passing the mysterious ruins of architect Wallace Greenham’s home. From the ruins, the trail eventually leads to a large granite outcrop, providing spectacular views of the Swan Coastal Plain, with Perth visible in the distance. The trail is well marked with pink triangular markers and white Shire of Kalamunda signs with the top corner painted pink. Despite a lack of stylistic unity in the signage, the trail is relatively easy to follow. Although the terrain along the trail is mainly very easy, some steep sections on laterite soils can be slippery. 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 on to Welshpool Road East, 8 then drive for 1.2 km
Keep left and drive for another 3.1 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark at the end of Lewis Road, Forrestfield, head through the white gate at the far end of the carpark, passing an orange 'Mundy Regional Park' sign. Follow the dirt track ahead, keeping Whistlepipe Gully to your left, and continue the Whistlepipe Gully Circuit(clockwise). This is the encouraged direction of travel.....
Directions & comments
After 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 360 m turn right.
After another 700 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 80 m turn right.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 75 m veer left.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Connor Road, Lesmurdie. Details below.
After another 65 m continue straight, to head along Connor Road Track.
After another 580 m continue straight, to head along Connor Road Track.
After another 290 m continue straight, to head along Connor Road Track.
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Connor Road Track & Waterfall Road Track) veer right, to head along Connor Road Track.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 380 m turn right, to head along Lewis Road.
After another 20 m veer right, to head along Lewis Road.
After another 35 m come to the end.
An alternate access point from/to Connor Road, Lesmurdie.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Connor Road Track.
After another 50 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Whistlepipe Gully Circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)