Hike to Lesmurdie Falls

Falls Road

Distance

1.2 Miles

Activities

Fitness, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tim den Boer

Family Friendly
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Lesmurdie Falls located in the Lesmurdie Falls National Park in the hills east of Perth, are one of the more spectacular waterfalls on the Darling Range escarpment. The trail starts at the top of the falls with a short walk to the viewing platform. For a longer walk follow the trail to the base of the falls where the lush vegetation grows.

This walk is particularly recommended in winter and spring when the rains swell Lesmurdie Brook which tumbles over the Darling Range Escarpment. Walking down the hill, the trail follows the brook until it reaches a bridge at the top of the falls. A lookout allows you to view the falls and, on a clear day, the flat land of the coastal plain sweeps the eye out over Perth city to Rottnest Island on the western horizon.

If you're feeling energetic, follow the trail down to the picnic area at the base of the hills. From here a short trail leads to the base of the falls. This is more like a waterfall in New Zealand than in Perth and is quite unique to the region.  The lush vegetation grows where the bubbling brook hits the base of the waterfall.

The climb back up the hill to return to the car park is steep but short. Enjoy morning tea or lunch in the near by Kalamunda Village.

For more information visit https://trailswa.com.au/trails/lesmurdie-falls/print#

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Nice short walk

Went in summer, still water flowing but not much. Still pleasant

Distance

1.2 Miles

Activities

Fitness, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tim den Boer

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the Bibbulmun Track

Adventure

Hike the Wungong Gorge

Adventure

Hike Sullivan's Rock to Monadnocks

Adventure

Explore Rottnest Island

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

destinations

20 Stunning Hikes in the Swiss Alps

Mountains don't get much better than this.

destinations

A Magical Yosemite Valley Winter Storm

A Yosemite Winter Wonderland

gear

La Sportiva Women's Skwama Climbing Shoe Review

Super sticky, super responsive, and just as badass as the men’s version of the shoe.

travel

A Few Days in Rossland, BC - A Must-Stop on the Powder Highway

If this town of less than 4,000 friendly folks doesn’t charm your socks off, the terrain at RED M...

More Stories