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Lake Monger, Glendalough Lake Monger, Glendalough

Urban Walk

Cycle, Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 3.5 km

Located less than 5km from Perth City and adjacent to the Mitchell Freeway , this picturesque 110 hectare lake and surrounding parklands, has an 3.5km trail for you to walk, run or cycle around.

The loop walk around Lake Monger is just a few minutes from the city
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This much loved Perth area has a long history of use since European settlement, but the area is also of cultural and historical significance to the first Australians and is part of the Whadjuk Trail network which aims to help those visiting today to gain a unique understanding and appreciation of the areas that were tradionally used by the Noongar people. 

A 3.5km loop trail helps you to discover the beauty of the lake and surrounds, with several intereptive plaques providing insights from a historical perspective.  Impressive views of Perth city can be experienced from the Dodd Street end of the walk.

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

Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


3.5km loop walk

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Any car park around the lake which is 5km (7 minutes) north of Perth

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Trail End

Hazards & Warnings

Do not drink or allow dogs to drink the lake water


Coach parking at the Dodd Street carpark only
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • All accessible parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform

Best time of year

All year, but best to do early morning in the Summer months



Trail Access

Road 2WD or bus

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1 trail goers have rated Lake Monger, Glendalough as 5 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.

Stuart Shackell

Reviewed 17 Feb 2018, 12:02pm

Beautiful views, shaded areas, exercise areas, ablutions, water points, lots of bird life, flat asphalt walk with distance markers is ideal for a light walk or timed training. Parts of the loop have walking only paths and boardwalks. A popular and busy trail.

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