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Dell to South Ledge, Beelu NP, Perth Hills

  • Half day
  • 9 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Situated in the heart of the Beelu National Park this nine kilometre loop trail provides the opportunity to wander through some classic Jarrah forest and trace along the edge of the Helena River Valley.

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Please ensure you take a map and walk notes.  The signage on this trail is not great. The City of Kalamunda has been notified.

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The Dell, Mundaring Weir Rd, 40km (45 mins) east of Perth

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Starting at The Dell, a popular location for mountain bike trails in the Perth Hills, this 9km walk trail takes you through the Beelu National Park and joins up with the Bibbulmun Track on the edge of the Helena River Valley. An abundance of wildflowers will greet you in spring along with the calls of the endangered Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo.

At the halfway point is an opportunity to visit the Golden View Lookout, a timber platform protruding from the landscape providing spectacular views of Mundaring Weir and Lake CY O'Connor. A combination of the right length, nice views and being close to Kalamunda, the Dell to South Ledge trail is a great way to spend a few hours in the Australian bush. 

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(08) 9257 9998

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

Time / Duration

2 - 4 hours

Length

9km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The Dell, Mundaring Weir Rd, 40km (45 mins) east of Perth

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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.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • View Platform

Best time of year

April to November

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets allowed
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6 trail goers have rated Dell to South Ledge, Beelu NP, Perth Hills as 2.83 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.

Michelle Shuck

Reviewed 27 May 2021, 6:26pm

Quite possibly the WORST walk I have done for signage and directions. Once you reach South Ledge Picnic area, it is near impossible to find the way back to the Dell car park. My 8km walk today became 13km due to walking back and forth trying to find the correct path. I'm an experienced hiker but found this walk stressful and totally not worth it. Would give it 0 stars if I could
Donna Storey

Reviewed 29 Jun 2020, 2:16pm

This is a lovely trail but very, very, very badly signed. This made it quite a stressful walk unfortunately which took away from the lovely views, amazing birdlife and other surprise animals that pop out onto the trail. Please, please upgrade the signage for this trail in line with all your other trails.
Charli Smith

Reviewed 23 Jun 2018, 10:48am

A scenic and relatively easy walk, although some difficulty with navigation as instructions are not clear and signposting is not well maintained.
Jude Comfort

Reviewed 24 Aug 2017, 4:49pm

While there are some quite lovely parts to this walk, especially the first half (if walking clockwise) there are some disappointments. The first part is easy to follow along the Munda Biddi and then the Bib Track. However once you make Golden Lookout you are really on your own. I had to rely on Google maps to get me back to Dell Park. Next time maybe would just retrace my tracks from the Lookout. Also I did this walk mid week and I think if on the weekend you may need to be dodging mountain bikes on the Munda Biddi.
Hanoz Kapadia

Reviewed 7 Jul 2017, 8:10pm

An average trail; nothing worth going back to. It seems popular more with mountain bikers as I saw quite a few of them on the trail. I agree with Natalie - there are no directions and it's not even named. I had to rely on my phone's GPS every now and then to stay on track which took away from the relaxation that comes from disconnecting from the outside world. It may be more fun in the spring and summer when wildflowers come out.
Natalie Richards

Reviewed 24 Apr 2017, 12:41pm

Fantastic walk and spectacular scenery but the instructions for the start could be clearer. Make sure you start your walk on the Munda Biddi trail. Also, take water!

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