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Eagle View Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Eagle View Trail is short 300 metres, one way, steep trail which ascends a ridge of rich heathland with views across the Swan Coastal Plain and to neighbouring valleys. The resident mob of kangaroos is a highlight for the lucky visitor. Most of the trail consists of steps.

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First carpark in Ellis Brook Valley Reserve, Rushton Road, Martin, 30kms (35 minutes) east of Perth CBD

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Ellis Brook Valley, located on Rushton Road in the suburb of Martin, Is recognised as the richest wildflower location in the Perth Metropolitan Area. It has over 500 species of wildflowers in a beautiful hidden valley only a few minutes drive from Gosnells Town Centre. The Ellis Brook Valley brochure provides more detail and mapping of the area.

Ellis Brook Valley is a rich breeding site and home for many native and visiting birds, including cockatoos, parrots, pardalotes, splendid and wedge-tailed eagles. It is also home to kangaroos, possums, bats and other native wildlife.

There are four walk trails of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from the Easy Walk Trail, which provides wheelchair access to the bushland, to the more difficult Sixty Foot Falls Circuit, which takes in sweeping views across Perth from the top of the waterfall. The Ellis Brook Valley Walk Trails brochure provides detailed mapping of the trails.

Springtime, from mid-September to early November, is the best time to visit the Valley, with the wildlife and flowers at their peak.

Composting toilets, barbecue facilites and parking are provided at the site. Please note that there is no water available in the Valley.

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Time / Duration

30 minutes return

Length

600 metres return

Elevation

Steep trail

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

First carpark in Ellis Brook Valley Reserve, Rushton Road, Martin, 30kms (35 minutes) east of Perth CBD

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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 trail

Hazards & Warnings

Car park closed overnight. Contact City of Gosnells  for current opening hours.

Park may be closed on days deemed high or extreme fire danger.
Snakes can be active in this area during the warmer months (August through to April).

Facilities

Dogs on leash only.
Gates of park closed overnight.
Drinking water is not available so be sure to bring a water bottle and there are no bins on site, so please take your rubbish home.
The entry gates on Rushton Road will remain locked and vehicle access to the reserve will not be available on days when the Fire Danger Rating is declared at Very High. On any other day the Rushton Road entry gates will be opened from 6:00am and closed at 7:00pm. Free Entry.

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Coach Parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

June to November for wildflowers.

Trail Access

2 WD access. Rushton Road, Martin

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4 trail goers have rated Eagle View Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells as 3.25 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.

Vickie Perry

Reviewed 10 Dec 2017, 11:32am

This place is really beautiful. We didn't walk every trail but we did walk the waterfall one. Well worth the hike. But wished there were bins close aswell as toilets. Especially having picnic tables and children. Toilets would of been a bit more convenient.
Rebecca Webster

Reviewed 6 Oct 2016, 4:35pm

A really enjoyable easy track. You are rewarded with amazing wildflowers and a breathtaking view
Macie R

Reviewed 13 Aug 2016, 5:29pm

A few small things to see on this trail, but nothing spectacular compared to the rest of the Ellis Brook Valley walks. Great to warm up the legs, though, with all the stairs!
Annie Fesiamo

Reviewed 24 Nov 2015, 6:44pm

This track is an old reliable favourite along with the others at Ellis Brook Valley, the steps are a fair price to pay for such a beautiful view and fresh air. The hills are full of kangaroo, rabbits, lizards and native birds, not to mention the gorgeous wild flowers. Will always rely on this place for whenever I feel like getting in touch with nature.

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