Rocky Pool Walk, Kalamunda


Rocky Pool Walk is a 5km loop in the Kalamunda National Park visiting the picturesque Rocky Pool, with beautiful seasonal wildflowers and abundant wildlife. It includes a section of the Bibbulmun Track and has some difficult, steep loose descents, making this a challenging, rewarding bush walk with spectacular valley views.

Rocky Pool Walk Trail

A hiker enjoying the Rocky Pool Walk Trail

Photo Credit: Cherylynne Bullen

About the Trail

Rocky Pool Walk is a popular loop walk in the Kalamunda National Park, 28kms (32 minutes) east of Perth.

The trail visits the natural swimming hole known as Rocky Pool, once a popular swimming destination for locals in the 1930s. The walk is steep, loose and challenging in places, offering spectacular hill and valley views as a reward for hikers. 

There is a car park at the end of Spring Road, Kalamunda, at the start point of the trail.

The trail passes Piesse Brook, following the Bibbulmun Track for part of the way. There are three different trail markers for this track: blue triangular markers, Shire of Kalamunda signage, and the Bibbulmun Track waugal markers. 

The walk trail map and trail notes are available at the Shire of Kalamunda website. This trail can also be accessed by following the Friends of Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail. There are information panels along the trail describing the history, flora, fauna and landforms of the area. 

Start point: Car park at the end of Spring Road. 

Trail Notes:
Leave the car park and head in a Northerly direction.
1. At the T- junction take the left fork and walk uphill.
2. Ignore a track to the left and continue on the main track.
3. At the T junction take the right fork and cross a small water course.
4. At this point, leave the main track and take a branch to the right. The point is indicated by a sign and a large cut log to the right of the track. This is the most distant point from the start of the walk.
5. The descent here is loose and stony, and crosses a rocky water course with a rock formation resembling a ram’s head.
6. A divergence in the track. In winter, due to the flow of water, it is necessary to deviate to the left through a grove of saplings. The track is indistinct but generally follows the creek line. Look for a blue marker on a dark Red Gum.
7. A bridge across the water course, directly under a high tension power line.
8. Leave the power line and veer right on a well made track following Shire of Kalamunda walk trail signs.
9. Rocky Pool, a spectacular pool with large granite boulders. There is water here for most of the summer.
10. The Bibbulmun Track joins the track from the left.
11. Turn right off the formed road, following the Bibbulmun Track markers. The turn is further indicated by a trail marker on a large post on the left of the road.
12. The Bibbulmun Track turns left and heads up the hill. Leave the Bibbulmun Track here, cross the water course to the right.
13. After crossing the water course, turn left. A Shire of Kalamunda walk sign on a tree directs you to the left, back to the start point.

Need to Know