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Board Walk Trail, Roley Pools, Roleystone

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Discover the best that Roley Pools has to offer: Massive granite boulders, calm waters of the pools, the river meandering through the trees and sweeping views across native bushland.

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Soldiers Road, Roleystone, 30km south east of Perth (45 mins drive)

Part of the infrastructure built to transport water from Canning Dam.

Small runs of Dolerite can be seen along the southern side of the river.

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Roley Pools has been used as a local swimming hole for many years and is part of Roleystone folklore. The walk along the rivers edge encompasses a variety of terrain such as giant Granite outcrops and Dolerite dykes. 

A wide and diverse range of wildlife can be found in and around this section of the river, with many native ducks, kingfishers, Quenda, kangaroos, wallabies, several species of fish, snakes, lizards and Australia's only native water rat, "Rakali" residing there.

This section of Roley Pools can be accessed from the parking area on Soldiers Road. A large section of the trail is a boardwalk however there are some steps and natural paths along this trail.

Information regarding this trail and other trails along this section of the Canning River can be accessed here or pick up a brochure from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.

Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre

(08) 9394 5410

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Time / Duration

60 - 90minutes


2.6km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Soldiers Road, Roleystone, 30km south east of Perth (45 mins drive)

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Difficulty Notes

Steep, uneven natural terrain, slippery surfaces and stairs.

Hazards & Warnings

Snakes can be active in this area during the warmer months (August through to April)


Parking for this trail is available at the Soldiers Road Lower Car Park (south of the bridge).
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

Year around

Trail Access

By road, 2WD, to Soldiers Road, Roleystone

Prohibited Items

No fires or motorbikes allowed within reserve
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