Welcome to the first edition of Weekender Trails, a monthly trail blog from Experience Perth Hills Kalamunda!
With April upon us, it’s the perfect time to explore the beautiful Victoria Reservoir in the Perth Hills.
The Walk Trail is a 6km loop trail in the Korung National Park, just a 35-minute drive from Perth CBD. The route takes you on a journey around the picturesque Victoria Reservoir through beautiful bushland and past unique rock formations. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding hills and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife, such as kangaroos, echidnas and a range of bird species.
One of the trail’s highlights is the ruins of the old Victoria Dam, which was built in 1891 and was the largest dam in the Perth Hills. The dam’s impressive structure relics and surrounding scenery make for great photo opportunities.
Distance: 6.0 km | Grade : 3 | Time to Complete: 2 hrs
NOTE: All are approximate and will vary depending on individual fitness and ability levels.
Hours: The gate to the reservoir closes at 5.00 pm.
- Wear sturdy footwear: The trails can be rocky and uneven, so wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes with good grip.
- Pack plenty of water: It can get quite hot in the Perth Hills, even on mild days, so bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Check weather conditions: It’s always a good idea to check the weather conditions before heading out on a hike. In the event of rain or thunderstorms, it’s best to avoid the trails as they can become slippery and dangerous.
- Take a map or GPS device: While the trails are signposted, it’s always a good idea to take a map or GPS device with you just in case you get lost.
- Leave no trace: Make sure you take all your rubbish with you and leave the trails as you found them so that future generations can enjoy them too.
So there you have it – our tips for walking the Victoria Reservoir Trail in the Perth Hills. Overall, the Victoria Reservoir Walk Trail is an attractive option for anyone looking for a peaceful and scenic hike in the Perth Hills. So grab your hiking boots, pack a picnic lunch, and get ready to explore this hidden gem! Explore more Perth Hills Trails on the Things To Do page.