Xanthorrhoea Trail, Perth Hills
Xanthorrhoea Trail is a 5km loop walk in the Mundy Regional Park. It has views to the city, with a mix of challenging climbs and downhills, showcasing beautiful wildflowers in spring. The trail is named for the abundance of xanthorrhoea preissii, the native grass tree, or “Balga” in the Noongar language.
About the Trail
The Xanthorrhoea Trail Walk is accessed from a carpark at the end of West Terrace, off Kalamunda Rd in the Perth hills suburb of Maida Vale.
The trail has some challenging, though walkable inclines, with spectacular views down to Perth City. The trail surface is well maintained, though can sometimes suffer from water erosion during the winter, with occasional standing water.
During spring, the wildflowers will be in bloom, and Crumpet Creek will be running.
The first part of the trail winds through sections which are thick with Xanthorrhoea Preissii - the native grass tree. Some areas are well shaded by eucalypts, with other parts exposed to the sun.
The latter part of the walk sees you enter land which has been previously cleared. It has much less undergrowth, with open grassland, before you make a final climb to complete the loop.