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Carpark opposite the cemetary in Jarrahdale 60km (1 hour) south of Perth
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About Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale
Kitty’s Gorge Trail follows the Serpentine River and Gooralong Brook. Along the way, it passes impressive granite outcrops and the Brook's many waterfalls. It has steep loose sections and uneven ground and requires a degree of fitness.
It can be accessed from either the carpark opposite the cemetary in Jarrahdale or from the Falls carpark in the Serpentine National Park. If walking from the township of Jarrahdale you may like to include the 1.9km Stacey's Loop.
The trail is downhill when starting at trailhead in Jarrahdale cemetery, or uphill when starting from the Falls.
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Time / Duration
Time taken depends on whether you walk one way or return the way you came. Allow more time when walking uphill from the Falls to Jarrahdale
7km each way or 14km return
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
Additional Useful ItemsTo avoid returning up-hill by the trail, you might wish to organise a car shuffle with friends, parking one car at Jarrahdale cemetery and the other at Serpentine Falls, 15km away by road.
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.
Hazards & WarningsThere are some steep sections with loose stones and uneven ground. Wooden and metal boardwalks can be slippery when wet
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
All year round. The gates at Serpentine Falls are open between 8.30am and 5.00pm so make sure you allow time to get back to your car before they close.
Entry fees to Serpentine National Park. if starting the walk from that end
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or bikes are allowed
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16 trail goers have rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale as 4.31 out of 5!
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Allan Boyd rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 4 out of 5
John Brennan rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
Dave Reid rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
Bree Abbott rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
When walking back, you really need to keep an eye out for the path that follows the river (just after crossing the bridge). The sign is really faded and you cant see it. The first time I did this hike I missed it and walked all the way up the hill thinking we were lost. We had wandered off the main track but tried our luck and kept going. Eventually after a series of endless hills and lots of turns left we made it out towards the front of the trail. This time I saw the faded sign and went the right way. Both ways are fine, the hill trail a little more strenuous.
We walked from the cemetery to the falls an back. With a pint at the Jarrahdale pub afters - a great little pub.
Vickie Perry rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
Peter Doan rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 4 out of 5
Started off at the Jarrahdale cemetry. Allow 4.5 hours + breaks.
Emma Adams rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 4 out of 5
Jaydon Battersby rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
Don Marsh rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 3 out of 5
Emma Dixon rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 3 out of 5
Andrew Toh rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 3 out of 5
Cameron Broad rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
Kate Aylward rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
I had an enjoyable time tramping along this organic track, water flowing and lilies galore. Took me just over 3 hours return (at pace).
As mentioned by Dawn above, it is not a loop, just a return track.
I used google to get me there and it took me down to Millbrook winery, which is past the track start point in Jarrahdale. Make sure you stop and park opposite the cemetery.
Dawn Green rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 5 out of 5
When we passed through (26 Sept 14) the Gooralong Park picnic area was in the process of being cleaned up so hopefully in a short while it will once again be a lovely spot to stop and take a breather and there appeared to have been some recent trail maintenance as well, such as controlling weeds.
Please note: the TrailsWA trail map for Kitty Gorge indicates this is a loop trail, however this is not the case.
You can walk from either Jarrahdale or Serpentine Falls but it's a one-way track 7 km in length (14 km return).
Michael F rated Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine-Jarrahdale a 3 out of 5
On the downside:
- the now derelict Gooralong Park picnic area has become a dangerous tip. Needs to be thoroughly cleaned up, and possibly re-opened. Toilets at that end would be a boon!
- boardwalks on the KG track are showing signs of breaking down. Various treads are broken or missing. One bridge crossing is closed and simply taped off.
- many weeds (blackberry, lilies, cotton bush) spoil the otherwise great watercourse views. Blackberries are encroaching on the path itself and catch the unwary.
Top trail? Could be if it was better maintained.
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