Walks and Parks of Jarrahdale
2020 Guided Walks Season
Due to CORONAVIRIS emergency restrictions, our program is POSTPONED until further notice.
We have been conducting award-winning guided walks since 1988. Our volunteer leaders are trained and experienced in bush skills, safety and first aid and we make your enjoyment our priority. Many of our walks have a guest guide who will provide insight to the wildflowers, fungi, birds, etc. Generally starting from the Old Post Office museum, we conduct these walks through the cooler months between March and November. Whether joining us on a guided walk, or exploring the trails on your own, we recommend that you wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. In your backpack carry water, a snack, personal medications & wet weather jacket and, you may need a hiking stick on the loose gravel. Mobile phones are unreliable in the hills so be sure you tell someone you are walking in the forest. Stay on the trail and please, take your rubbish home with you. Some trails are multi-use so be alert for cyclists and horse-riders. Horses are easily startled so, do slow down and allow them room to pass.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in National Parks.
They must be restrained on a leash in State Forests, around the town and in local parks.
If joining us on a Guided Walk, we ask you to make a donation. The funds help us maintain the trails & signage and provide training to our volunteer guides. Your generosity will allow us to continue providing a safe and enjoyable experience to all.
CURRENT ADVICE ON TRAILS
Note: Some signage is missing
- Try the newly-restored 1872 Heritage Railway Trail.
- Wetlands Eco Experience Trail is closed. However, you can still enjoy the peace and birdlife. Weekdays recommended.
- Blue Rock is not recommended at this time.
We encourage bushwalking around Jarrahdale but, we have no control over the forest. Please report any problems to Parks & Wildlife - 9290 6100.
A map showing Trails & Parks within the town can be purchased HERE.
All the parks around Jarrahdale tell a story and we hope you’ll enjoy your day of relaxation there
Set in the residential area of Jarrahdale, it is surrounded by some old homes that originally housed the timber workers and their families. This is a small park with inviting lawns, playground, picnic tables and BBQs.
Located in the centre of town, this 30-hectare park runs between Gooralong Brook and Jarrahdale Road. The area was the site of several timber mills and public buildings. Still there are the Post Office, the Mill Manager’s House and one of the old Sawmills. The park is an ongoing community project to rehabilitate and preserve the area’s history and its flora & fauna. See the Indicator Pole, a structure that demonstrates the size of the Jarrah trees originally found in the forest. The large fallen log was brought into the park to complement the indicator pole. There is a maze of shady, hard-surfaced walk trails meandering through the park. A car park, public toilets (with disabled access) and picnic tables are located there.
off Atkins St / Chestnut Rd
Nestled in the Serpentine National Park, the forest once witnessed logging of the tall trees. However, over the last century, the forest regenerated itself and it’s now a haven to a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are many walk trails throughout the park, making it a great place to enjoy fresh air and nature. The park is closed to vehicles and there are no BBQs, camping or toilet facilities.
This was once the site of bauxite mining. After extracting the minerals, Alcoa rehabilitated the area with new vegetation. Now fully grown, the bushland provides us with a wide variety of trails – for walking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. A large car park, sealed paths, toilets and picnic areas with BBQs encourage us to enjoy a fun day out.
off Kingsbury Drive
The dam was built in the 1950s to gather and store waters from the Serpentine & Dandalup Rivers. The water is treated here before being connected to the metropolitan network. You can walk across the dam wall, take a long walk and enjoy a picnic lunch. The pleasant grounds contain BBQs, toilets, playground and walk trails.
One of the major water supply dams for Perth, it has a larger capacity than its neighbouring Pipehead Dam and was opened in 1961. Kingsbury Drive goes across the dam wall so you can continue your drive to Serpentine and the Falls. The dam is a great destination for views, flora & fauna and walks. Picnic areas have BBQs and toilets or, you could dine at nearby Café on the Dam.