Starting from the car park at the end of Morialta Falls Road, Woodforde, this walk leads to Deep View Lookout and back via the Banksia Trail. This short and quick return trail starts by crossing the bridge over Fourth Creek, continuing for about 30 metres. At this point, walkers have the option of going straight ahead for a more leisurely walk which offers spectacular views and lots of wildflowers. If you're up for more of a challenge, take the trail to your right instead. The hike climbs steeply up towards the northern ridge to reach Deep View Lookout. There are some steep sections, but once up on the ridge, it's a pleasant walk back down again. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended, as the trail is very rough in places. 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 left onto Norton Summit Road and drive for another 480 m
Turn left onto Glen Stuart Road and drive for another 1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Morialta Road and drive for another 670 m
Turn right onto Morialta Falls Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the end of Morialta Falls Road, head towards the roofed area with informative signposts and seats along the wide dirt path. Then turn left and go across the wooden bridge with green metal railings, moving directly away from the seated area. Veer left and follow the dirt track gently uphill for about 40 meters until you come to a signpost with green directional signs with some steps behind it. From this point you can take the steps turning right to enter the shorter but steeper track, or continue straight for a longer but less challenging track also offering you satisfying views and lots of wildflowers. Both tracks will lead you to Deep View Lookout.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of First Falls Valley Walk & Morialta Falls Road Start heading along First Falls Valley Walk (a vehicle track).
There is a toilet (about 50 m back from the start).
After another 85 m turn left.
The starting point of an alternate route. A longer but less challenging alternate route offering spectacular views and wildflowers, as mentioned in the description. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 65 m turn sharp right.
The alternate route finishes here. Turn left to rejoin the main route at the 440 m waypoint. Details below.
After another 330 m turn right.
After another 345 m turn right.
Then head up the steps
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 810 m to get back to the start.
"Deep View Lookout".
A longer but less challenging alternate route offering spectacular views and wildflowers, as mentioned in the description.
Directions & comments
After another 710 m continue straight.
After another 35 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Deep View Lookout
1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)