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Rocky Pool Walk is by far the most popular and it has two (2) veins 

1. official 5km walk from Kalamunda settlement 

2. 4km loop gravel road 

the area has a multiple sub tracks lopping in all directions 





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General
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> our photos do have gps metadata but removed by some photo host sites so contact us for a original copy

This trail
> Several start points re parking the car

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The Facts

Start or End: Loop walk. Officially starts and ends at the carpark at the end of Spring Road, Kalamunda (Google Map Directions). Best public transport access is via the Kalamunda Bus Station (Google Map Directions), then walk east along Mead Street and follow the Bibbulmun Track until it merges with the Rocky Pool Walk Trail.

Length: The official Rocky Pool Walk is 5.0km (3.1mi) but if you start at Kalamunda Bus Station and take the scenic route via the Bibbulmun Track (as suggested in the map) it is 10.0km (6.2mi) in about 3.5hr.

Grade: Medium to Hard. All gravel trails with both low and high gradient slopes. Some sections very steep and rocky.
Markers: Blue Arrows for the Rocky Pool Walk and Black/Yellow Waugal Arrows for the Bibbulmun Track.

Information

Fancy experiencing a small section of the famous 1000km Bibbulmun Track followed by a dip in the scenic Rocky Pools, a popular pre-1930's swimming hole? If so, then the Rocky Pool Walk is for you. Along the way, you can also experience bountiful wildflowers (at the right time of year of course), wildlife and valley views. But a word of warning, the Rocky Pool Walk is also rather rocky and steep in sections, but the effort is well worth it.

The Kalamunda local government has done a great job marking trails around the local area. One of my favourites would have to be the Rocky Pool Walk, a loop walk in Kalamunda National Park. For more information on the trail please visit Kalamunda.wa.gov.au, which provides a map and trail details in .pdf format.

As the name implies the trail passes by the Rocky Pools (i.e. pools of water amongst rocks), a scenic spot easily accessed from the path. The Rocky Pool Walk is also aptly named as the trail can be rather rocky and the gradient of some sections will leave you in pools of sweat.

Officially the walk starts at the carpark at the end of Spring Street, Kalamunda. If you don't have a car the best public transport access is via the Kalamunda Bus Station on Mead Street. From Kalamunda Bus Station, walk east along Mead Street until you hit a round-a-bout at Railway Road. Here you will see the northern terminus of the Bibbulmun Track, a 1000km hiking trail which makes its way down to Albany on Western Australia's southern coastline.

















Visits









May 2020 





Our program

2pm quick scouting mission for Google maps "Street View" and Step inside

we went the the short cut parking point and walked 1800m gravel road and snapped pics along the route 

Astonishing how many people along the track, especially considering the river is not running, however it was a nice sunny day so people appreciated the fresh air walk

Along the gravel road there are sign posts of visitor info of local fauna and what seems and endless interjunction of hiking trails, so its obviously a very popular place for hikers, mountain bikers and photographers. The gravel road makes for easy option but some caution to wear suitable shoes with traction as a few of the hilly road sections have lose gravel which will cause you to slip - (we did a few times so focus when needed).

The sunshine down into the valleys is awesome, you can smell the moisture and wonder how the locals managed to navigate through this dense bushland and as the sun goes down it gets very cold quickly !
 





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Google Step Inside
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Route map

GPS live tracker route saved to several platforms

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