Rocky Pool Walk Trail

Do you love packing the rucksack and taking a bushwalk with your family? The Rocky Pool walk trail, in the Kalamunda National Park, is a very popular hiking spot in the Perth Hills. Found just minutes from Kalamunda town, it’s a fairly easy walk, that’s best for older kids that are happy to walk a few kilometers.

There’s more than one challenging hiking trails to the beautiful Rocky Pool water hole – the easiest and most direct trail starts at the carpark found at the end of Schipp Road in Piesse Brook. 12 year old Little Chef and I set off down the wide, gravel track from the carpark, to explore the beautiful Kalamunda National Park. We spotted lots of birdlife along the way, LC taking some snaps of some pink and grey galahs.

The stunning scenery ranges from huge granite boulders (that are billions of years old!), a winding stream along much of the trail, and plenty of wildflowers (in season) and birdlife. Interesting info boards are found along the Rocky Pool Walk Trail, with fun facts about the local wildlife and history.

Rocky Pool Walk Trail

In the 1930s, Rocky Pool was a popular spot for people to gather and swim. We visited in late Spring, so the water wasn’t as plentiful. The swimming hole is spectacular sight during winter.

It’s a nice spot for a paddle, and Little Chef enjoyed that a lot.

Rocky Pool Walk Trail

Do be very wary of slippery rocks and even steep drops from the overhanging rocky cliffs. I’d recommend it as a place to take older children.

Rocky Pool Walk Trail

The walk there and back to Rocky Pool is about 3.5kms. You’ll need to have a decent level of fitness to walk the trail, there are a few steep hills along the way.

Find the start of the Rocky Pool walk trail at Schipp Road in Piesse Brook, near Kalamunda.

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About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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