Top Trail:  Gorge Rim Walk and Dales Gorge Trail, Karijini NP


The Gorge Rim Walk and Dales Gorge Walk Trails create a 5.1km loop trail in the Karijini National Park.
The Gorge Rim Walk follows the rim of Dales Gorge all the way to Three Ways and Circular Pool Lookouts, before descending into the gorge.  From here follow the Dales Gorge Trail to Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool before climbing back up to the Fortescue Falls car park.


Fern Pool

Follow the trail from Fortescue Falls to get to Fern Pool

Photo Credit: Copyright Tourism Western Australia

About the Trail

Follow the rim of Dales Gorge from the Fortescue Falls car park all the way to the Circular Pool Lookout. White-barked snappy gums grow along the edge of the gorge and shady groves of native cypress shelter on the cliff face beneath the track. Enjoy the wonderful views deep into Dales Gorge.

Descend into the gorge near the Three Ways Lookout, turn left and follow the trail markers to Circular Pool where the water is icy cold all year round.

Retrace your steps and follow the creek-side trail, between towering, 100m high red rock cliffs and past shallow reedy pools, all the way to Fortescue Falls.

Allow time to swim in the pool and sit on the ampitheatre style, rock ledges where Fortescue Falls tumble into the pool below. 

Continue along the trail to the tranquility of Fern Pool and sit in the small cave behind the falls with the water cascading in front of you.

After another refreshing swim, follow the trail back to Fortescue Falls and up to the car park.

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