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About Deep River Loop Walk, Walpole-Nornalup NP
After reaching the summit of Mt Clare, the Bibbulmun Track descends to the Deep River. From there the reflections can be admired from the suspension bridge. After returning to Tinglewood Drive, this gravel road is followed to the right for about one kilometre, then a track to the left returns the hiker to the Mount Clare picnic area.
The hike wanders through tingle and karri trees. The Deep River suspension bridge is the entrance to the Walpole Wilderness area.
The Walpole Wilderness area embraces seven National Parks, Forest Conservation Areas and Nature Reserves, totaling 363,000 hectares, including areas of classified wilderness. About 20,000 hectares within the Walpole Wilderness area are classified as“wilderness”.
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
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FacilitiesThere is a Bibbulmun Track campsite on Mt Clare, accessible only by foot.
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
March to November
National Park Fees
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or fires
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2 trail goers have rated Deep River Loop Walk, Walpole-Nornalup NP as 3.5 out of 5!
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Drew Graham rated Deep River Loop Walk, Walpole-Nornalup NP a 4 out of 5
Walking anti-clockwise, the section of the Bibbulmun Track down hill from the Mt Clare hut to Deep River is steep, narrow and winding through dense forest undergrowth. I expect it would be slippery when wet. The small suspension bridge over Deep River at the bottom of the descent is a nice attraction and marks the half way point of the loop.
The third quarter of the walk is along a flat, unsealed road which affords a more open view of the Karri forest than the enclosed Bibbulmun section.
The final quarter of the loop through the forest back to the carpark is up a steep, unsealed road.
I enjoyed this walk. It's a loop with a variety of trail conditions and forest experiences. Walk it clockwise instead if you wish to experience the ascent on Mt Clare.
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Trail head sign at Mt Clare car park.
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Trail crossing Shedley Drive heading towards Deep River swing bridge
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