Endurance Hike in The Hills
Martin Western Australia - Sat 20th May 2023

Max Participants:
Martin Western Australia
Sat 20th May 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
3:30pm approx
7 Hours
Hike Rating:
Grade 5
12.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$50.00 per person
Member Cost:
$45.00 per person
Who's up for a challenging walk in the Perth Hills?  You'll be rewarded with stunning views, waterfalls, wildflowers and more!  The two combined trails chosen make up 12km's of hiking and are classified as a Grade 4 - there are some short steep climbs and of course hilly terrain (Perth Hills) therefore we recommend a good level of fitness and previous bushwalking experience to tackle this hike.

We start the morning climbing to the spectacular Sixty Foot Falls in the Ellis Brook Valley Reserve in Banyowla Regional Park.  This walk is a short but steep climb to the top of the Falls, affording magnificent views of the City and the valley along the way, before descending past the old Barrington Quarry where old workings provide a window into the geology of the area.

This quarry is distinctly known for its yearly round bluey green water and you are greeted with uninterrupted views of what could be a scene from the Kimberley. The now abandoned quarry has a man-made lake that you peer over from your viewing point with sheer granite cliffs surrounding it on three sides. From the right position you could imagine you are in the middle of nowhere sitting right above a beautiful gorge surrounded by nature.

Leaving here, we drive in convoy for 7km to the Bickley Reservoir.  In recent years the Bickley Reservoir has again been made part of Perth’s water supply. We traverse the Reservoir and head sharply uphill, a sustained climb up to the junction of the Kattamordoa Trail before heading into Korung National Park. On our 4km loop we will stop at the Lions Lookout for more magnificent and expansive views out over the Perth Coastal Plain.Given its proximity to the well populated suburbs of Lesmurdie and Kalamunda, you will be happily surprised to find that within 100m from the road you lose all feeling that you are near civilisation. 


We head back to rejoin with the Bickley Reservoir loop trail and find granite outcrops, stands of Wandoo and She-Oaks. Before descending back down we catch glimpses again of the Bickley Reservoir below. An array of wildflowers of all shapes and colours are on display from September through to November and numerous varieties of orchids are here to be found. We complete todays walk back at our cars feeling accomplished, rejuvenated and refreshed.  


Needing a Rest
Wonderful Wildflowers
Ellis Brook
Calf Burner
Done & Dusted
Pretty Flowers


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Variety of Wildflowers including Orchids

● Expansive Views

● Waterfalls

● Sheer granite cliffs


Knowledgeable & Friendly AW Guide

Yummy Morning Tea

Photo's of your day




What To Bring/Wear

- BYO Packed Lunch

- Day Pack - Sunscreen, Hat, Water (min 2 litres), Raincoat/Poncho, Jumper

- Hiking Poles (Optional)

- Comfy worn in hiking shoes/boots

- A Sense of Adventure

More Information

VIP: There is a public toilet on the left just after you enter the park, at Honeyeater Hollow, should anyone wish to use it. Once the you drive to our meeting point, the Valley Head Carpark at the end of Rushton Road, there is NO toilet.

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

14 days + prior to departure - Full Refund

7 days - 13 days prior to departure - Full Refund minus $5 admin fee

6 days or less prior to departure - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.

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