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Weekender Trails: Piesse Brook


Welcome to another edition of Weekender Hike Trails! Where we bring you the best hiking adventures in the picturesque region of Experience Perth Hills Kalamunda.

Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail

This month, we invite you to discover the Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail, a 5-kilometre return journey that offers a blend of natural beauty, history, and education. Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Kalamunda National Park as we explore this captivating trail.

The Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail, established in 2012 by the Friends of Piesse Brook, is a hidden gem nestled within the Kalamunda National Park. With a Grade 4/5 rating, this moderate-level hike takes approximately 2-hours, depending on your fitness level and how much time you spend immersing yourself in the surroundings. The trail follows the meandering path of Piesse Brook, leading you to the enchanting Rocky Pool, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature.

Schipp Road / Rocky Pool Interpretive Trail
Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail
Flora and Fauna

One of the highlights of the Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail is the abundance of diverse flora. As you walk the trail, keep an eye out for the vibrant wildflowers that bloom during spring. The trail’s interpretive signage provides information about the area’s history, flora, and fauna. Take time to read these signs and deepen your understanding of the natural wonders surrounding you.

Majestic views, serene creeks flowing during winter, and fascinating geological formations create a captivating atmosphere throughout the hike. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or a budding geologist, this trail offers an unforgettable experience.

Central Kalamunda offers a range of cafes where you can relax with a cup of coffee or indulge in a delicious meal after your hike. Furthermore, Kalamunda is rich in history, so take some time to explore the town and its unique heritage. Remember to drop by the Perth Hills Visitors Centre, where you can find information and maps on additional local trails to continue your hiking adventures.

Rocky Pool Walk
Rocky Pool on the Piesse Brook Walk Trail

Download the Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail map from our website or grab a copy from the Perth Hills Visitors Centre. Happy hiking!

Trail Notes:

Distance: 5 km | Grade: 4/5 | Time to Complete: 2 hrs 

All are approximate and will vary depending on individual fitness and ability levels. 

Download a PDF Map | GPS Coordinates

Location: At the end of Spring Road, Kalamunda.

Note: Dogs not permitted