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Kattamorda Heritage Trail Kattamorda Heritage Trail

Bush Walk

Trail Running
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • Full day
  • 31 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.

The Kattamorda Heritage Trail is a 31km (one way) trail traversing the Darling Scarp east of Perth. Kattamorda is the Whadjuk Noongar name for the escarpment also known as the Darling Range. Secluded forested single track is punctuated by passing occasional orchards and landmarks such as The Dell and Mundaring Weir.

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The Kattamorda Heritage Trail has its southern terminus at Hardinge Park, Orange Grove and the northern terminus at Mundaring Sculpture Park. Sections of quiet woodlands cause one to forget how close to amenities the trail is in many places. 

The trail passes through a few parks, crosses several roads and intersects several other trails. Thus, it is easy to walk the trail in sections. However, an experienced trail runner or hiker can complete the trail in one day. Expect a few steep hills.

This 1988 bicentennial trail was re-marked between 2020 and 2022. There are a few benches to rest at and a picnic table at the original Dell crossing, which is the approximate halfway point. Some of the historic signage remains on the trail, which tells of some of the European history in the area.

Simple yellow triangles remain high in trees, but the new symbol is the paw print of the now extinct broad-faced potoroo (Noongar: 'moorda'/'morda')

Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre

(08) 9290 6645

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Time / Duration

4 hours trail running to 10 hours hiking


31km one way


South to North elevation gain is 760m and loss is 540m. Travelling the opposite direction will be reverse, with a net downhill

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Hardinge Park, Orange Grove

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Trail End

Mundaring Sculpture Park, Mundaring

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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

Easy to moderate depending on length and section of trail. One difficult climb/descent (depending on direction of travel).


Facilities on the trail vary between areas, which include Hardinge Park, The Dell, Fred Jacoby Park, Mundaring Weir, Mundaring Sculpture Park.

Extra water will likely be needed. Drinking water from fountains should be available at Mundaring Weir. Supplies including water might be available to purchase from a cafe/shop very near the trail in Pickering Brook at Canning Road. There is no reliable source of untreated water to collect and filter.

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities

Best time of year

Late March through early December to avoid the hot season

Trail Access

Sealed 2WD Road

Prohibited Items

Dogs are permitted only in sections outside of national parks.

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