Lions Lookout Loop

1 h to 2 h

3.8 km
circuit

↑ 179 m
↓ -179 m

Hard track
Starting from the Lions Lookout Carpark off Welshpool Road East, Lesmurdie, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Lions Lookout Walk Trail. This loop is perfect for a quick escape into the bush, providing expansive views over the Perth Coastal Plain and an abundance of wildflowers in spring. The first section is a gentle downhill to the junction where the loop begins, and soon the noise from the road disappears as you immerse yourself in the surrounding bushland. From the junction, the trail climbs steeply to a small plateau with Wandoo trees, then continues through a forest of Jarrah, Casuarina and Banksia trees. After a steep descent out of the forest, the trail is more open country with a slight uphill journey to the junction that forms the loop part of the walk. From there, it's an easy stroll back to the car park, and you will have completed a hike through some lovely bushland with city views. The markers for this trail are light blue, and the first one can be found on the gravel track leading south from the car park. This is a moderately difficult walk, with some steep loose descents and taxing climbs. The steep parts of the track can be slippery, especially when descending, so be cautious. 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 (-32.0124149,116.033825)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Welshpool Road East, 8
  • Turn on to Welshpool Road East, 8 then drive for 65 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 75 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Lions Lookout Carpark off Welshpool Road East, Lesmurdie, head through the white gate to the left of the picnic shelters and walk along the dirt/gravel track directly away from the road. After about 60 metres, turn/veer left at the 3-way intersection. After another 640 metres, turn left at the Y intersection to continue the Lions Lookout Loop(clockwise).....
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Start.
Lions Lookout (about 30 m back from the start).
Lions Lookout
Lions Lookout

This is one of the most renowned viewpoints in the region as it provides exceptional views of the city. There are food trucks stationed there most early mornings and every weekend, so you can park up, grab a meal and watch the sunset. There are also picnic shelters and barbecue facilities if you're thinking about making an evening out of it.
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This is one of the most renowned viewpoints in the region as it provides exceptional views of the city. There are food trucks stationed there most early mornings and every weekend, so you can park up, grab a meal and watch the sunset. There are also picnic shelters and barbecue facilities if you're thinking about making an evening out of it.

After another 90 m veer left.
After another 210 m find the "Lions Lookout Walk - Plateau viewpoint" (6 m on your right).
Lions Lookout Walk - Plateau viewpoint
Lions Lookout Walk - Plateau viewpoint

The small plateau at the top of the first climb provides the best lookout on the walk, with views stretching out to the airport, city and coastal plain.
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The small plateau at the top of the first climb provides the best lookout on the walk, with views stretching out to the airport, city and coastal plain.

After another 380 m veer left.
After another 350 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Gilchrist Road, passing by Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre along the way. Details below.
After another 135 m turn right.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 930 m turn right.
After another 540 m turn left.
After another 590 m veer right.
After another 60 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Gilchrist Road, passing by Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre along the way.
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Start.
After another 290 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Lions Lookout Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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