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Board Walk Trail, Roley Pools, Roleystone Board Walk Trail, Roley Pools, Roleystone

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

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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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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.

This trail can be added to the Roley Pools Heritage Trail to create a 5.8km walk.

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.

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Welcome to Whadjuk Noongar country, where the Perth Hills meet the Swan Coastal Plain.
Hike amongst majestic Jarrah and Marri woodlands, rich with wildlife, wildflowers and history. 
Stroll along ancient gorges, follow cultural trails and take in sweeping valley views. Picnic beneath forest canopies and beside stunning bushland pools.
Hikers and mountainbikers, challenge yourself along winding bush trails inviting you to explore and reconnect with nature. Come and discover for yourself these hidden gems just outside the city.


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Time / Duration

60 - 90 minutes


2.6km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

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

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Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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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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1 trail goers have rated Board Walk Trail, Roley Pools, Roleystone as 3 out of 5!

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Will Schmitz

Reviewed 28 Oct 2022, 8:07am

Lovely walk, nice and quiet. Will do it again in late August or early September when there is more water in the river and more wildflowers around.

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