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Trail StartGet directions
Isle Road. 5km west of Walpole via the South Western Highway and Isle Road (gravel).
Trail EndGet directions
Deep River suspension bridge - no access to the water from the road.
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About Isle Road to Deep River suspension bridge, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network
The Deep River has been bestowed with 'Wild River' status in recognition of its pristine condition. Flowing for around 90km through state forest and national parks, the river winds between tall karri and lush peppermint forests.
The suspension bridge high above the water marks the end of the navigable section of the Deep River.
This trail is 5.5km one way. There is no access to the water from the road at the Deep River suspension bridge. You will need to paddle back to Isle Road making it an 11 km paddle.
Offering protection from the wind, the Deep River is generally classified as easy with slow to medium moving water and few obstacles.
Downstream from Isle Road, you can also explore the Walpole and Nornalup inlets. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Isle Road.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
5.5km one way
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Additional Useful Items• Always let someone know of your trip plans.
• Check the weather forecast, tide charts and be aware of strong south-easterly winds. Conditions can change rapidly.
• Plan your trip according to your ability and fitness level.
• Wear appropriate sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeves).
• Wear a life jacket.
• Take adequate drinking water.
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Water Access Points
Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Isle Road canoe launch is 5km west of Walpole.
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