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Palm Terrace Walk, Forrestfield Palm Terrace Walk, Forrestfield

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5.5 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.

A fairly strenuous 5.5 kilometre loop walk through the Mundy Regional Park and Lesmurdie Falls National Park, including multiple panoramic views of Perth.

As you near the end of the trail, this is the perfect spot to take in one last look of the city and greater region.
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The Palm Terrace Walk is one of Perth's most underrated trails, offering panoramic views of the city while winding its way through both the Mundy Regional Park and Lesmurdie Falls National Park.

With several starting points - some with facilities, some without - this 5.5km loop walk will challenge you on some of the areas more moderate climbs, but will reward you with the best views Perth has to offer. Palm Terrace is highly recommended from August to November to witness both our wildflower season and the stunning Lesmurdie Falls, just a short detour off the path.

Please note that the trail is not signed consistently and will require some hiking experience and directions to be read carefully, prior to leaving.

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Trail Notes:

Start point: Lower Lesmurdie Falls Car Park.

  1. Leave the car park from the southwest corner and walk between four large gravel boulders.
  2. Take the left fork; towards power line poles
  3. Turn left at the T junction and follow the power line uphill.
  4. At the intersection of two power lines, turn left and head up hill.
  5. Take the left fork at this T junction.
  6. Ignore a track coming in from the right and continue up hill.
  7. Ignore a track from the left and continue up towards the fence and houses.
  8. Pass through two white gates, over a bridge and along a narrow path along a old granite rock wall
  9. Join a main dirt trail, slightly uphill and follow this along panoramic views of Perth
  10. At a white gate, at the end of a private road, follow the walk trail sign along a narrow track, past boulders below the road.
  11. Rejoin the sealed road here at Falls Road and head towards the Lesmurdie Falls Car Park.
  12. Leave the road at the car park and walk down the ramp to the left of the car park. Toilets are here if you need them.
  13. Walk past the picnic tables and turn right off the concrete path, along a newly laid path to a bridge over a creek on your left.
  14. At the trail marker turn left, cross over this creek and walk up a steep hill.
  15. At a T junction, take the right fork and continue up hill towards the communication tower.
  16. Reach the top of the climb to another T junction. Take the left branch and start down hill. You should be able to see the CBD.
  17. Ignore a track from the left, keep heading down hill.
  18. At a T junction, turn left. The red markers indicate this is a section of the Lewis Road walk.
  19. At the T junction take the left branch and walk along the edge or the Perth Hills with panoramic views of Perth city.
  20. Descend down a steep climb, follow the trail along a fence line, passed a house.
  21. At the gate on Palm Terrace, turn left and walk back to the car park to complete the walk.

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Time / Duration

1.5 hours

Length

5.5km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Lower Lesmurdie Falls Car Park, Palm Terrace Road, 25 minutes east of Perth

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Trail End

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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Hazards & Warnings

The trail is not signed well and will require experience and directions to be read carefully prior to leaving

Facilities

Please note the only facilities on this trail are located at the Lesmurdie Falls car park, which can either be your starting point or midway point on the trail. There are no toilet facilities at the Palm Terrace car park.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points
  • Dog Friendly

Best time of year

August to November for wildflowers and waterfalls

Trail Access

Road or bus

Prohibited Items

Dogs must be on a lead at all times.

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2 trail goers have rated Palm Terrace Walk, Forrestfield as 3.5 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.

Paul Thompson

Reviewed 22 Sep 2022, 3:15pm

First time doing the Palm Terrace Walk with my best friend. Absolutely loved it and perfect starting point where suggested by this app.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 12:32pm

A surprising trail I did many moons ago, stupidly in the heat of summer so ended up being a lot more challenging then it should of been. Navigation was a little tricky and I remember back then reading the City of Kalamundas PDF which had the directions on it to find my way round. I would not recommend it if you are new to hiking and still getting use to navigating trails.

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