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Baldwins Bluff Trail, Serpentine NP Baldwins Bluff Trail, Serpentine NP

Bush Walk

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 in Perth & Surrounds
Peel, Perth Hills

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Class 4

      Difficult trail with rough surface that may have very steep hills or extensive rock hopping. Directional signage may be limited. Bushwalking experience, navigation and emergency first aid skills, and good fitness required.

The Baldwin Bluff Trail is a 6km return walk trail in the Serpentine National Park offering great views over the Swan Coastal plain, and the Serpentine Falls from the summit.

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The Baldwin Bluff Trail is a great bushwalk, and makes a perfect addition to a visit to Serpentine National Park. Combined with Kitty's Gorge trail, and Stacey's Loop, it can offer a full day experience in the bush, particularly during the wildflowers season. Trail runners would also enjoy the combination of surfaces and gradients over these trails.

This track requires reasonable fitness to climb up gravel tracks, through jarrah, marri then jarrah woodlands, before reaching the exposed granite at the summit. The lookout offers great views over the Perth Coastal Plan and Serpentine River Valley.

The trail starts on the south side of the Serpentine Falls carpark, next to the toilet block. The area has picnic and BBQ facilities. The Serpentine National Park opens every day between 8:30am and 5.00pm, with standard entry fees charged at the entrance of the carpark.  

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours


6km return

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Serpentine Falls carpark, 55km (1 hour) south-east of Perth.

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Trail End

Top of the bluff

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Bush Walk

Class 4

Difficult trail with rough surface that may have very steep hills or extensive rock hopping. Directional signage may be limited. Bushwalking experience, navigation and emergency first aid skills, and good fitness required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Be mindfull of loose gravel on the trail surface as you climb and walk back down.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • All accessible parking

Best time of year

April to November.


National Park fees

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets

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5 trail goers have rated Baldwins Bluff Trail, Serpentine NP as 3.8 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 31 May 2023, 3:41pm

Better than I expected although the first km is a doozy. Once up on the ridge though it is quite beautiful and then the views rather speccy.
Kaitlyn Fiori

Reviewed 20 Apr 2023, 3:29pm

The first section was pretty steep, but it levelled out after the initial climb to a pleasant, rolling walk. The view from the top of the hills and the falls was pretty special.
Jasper Osabofu

Reviewed 26 Jan 2023, 9:05am

Nice trail with lots of kangaroos and some lovely trees and rocks along the way. View up the top is nice but was a bit confused as it didn't have any sort of signage up the top apart from a mountain of rocks
Natalie Keenan

Reviewed 25 Sep 2022, 4:57pm

This is a great hike with steep incline sections. Not a lot to see along the way, but the view at the top is worth the climb. The facilities at the beginning of the hike trail (Serpentine Fall National Park) are well equiped with clean flushing toilets and hand washing facilities. There are plenty of BBQs and picnic spots at the start of the trail as well.
colin Stevens

Reviewed 8 Nov 2021, 8:24am

Great walk a bit tricky in place's but well worth it when you get to tje top great views

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