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Ranford Pool Walk Trail, Boddington Ranford Pool Walk Trail, Boddington

Bush Walk

 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4 km

Ranford Pool is one of those special spots the locals would prefer you did not know about. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Peel Region for a picnic and a nice and easy 4km return walk. Starting from Lions Weir in Boddington, this trail follows the Hotham River to historic Ranford Pool. Fishing, canoeing and birdwatching can be enjoyed in this part of the river.

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The local Friends of the Reserves have created a lovely walk trail that starts from the Lions Weir and takes you along to the historical Ranford Pool.

The walk follows the line of the old railway and the Hotham River and winds it way through paperbark tree forests, past Long Donkey Farm and passes by scenic rural paddocks. The first part of the walk is fully paved, wide enough for push bikes, horses, prams and wheelchairs and takes in the scenery along the river’s edge along to the Hotham Valley Bridge. Once you have passed the bridge the path reverts to a more natural state and ends up as a narrow walking trail only.

The water hole is a deeper part of the river created when the Tannin Factory was operational in the early 1970’s, and is quite popular with the local children as a swimming hole. The walk trail is signposted along its length and also has informative signs on the different bird species and fish species you can experience.

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Time / Duration

1 hour return


4km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

1 Wuraming Ave, Boddington WA 6390 Australia

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Trail End

Ranford Pool

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • View Platform

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2 trail goers have rated Ranford Pool Walk Trail, Boddington as 4.5 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.

Craig Ackerly

Reviewed 12 Feb 2017, 7:56pm

A great trail that allows you to explore parts of the Hotham River.
Tahnee Forbes

Reviewed 2 Jul 2015, 11:45am

Great for the whole family, walk, ride, swim & relax. Easy to access, good old fashioned fun!

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