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Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

      No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

This trail starts at the Blackwood River Park and is straightforward as it follows the river. You can do 6km return, or up to 8km if you include Bridgetown streets. It is a stunningly beautiful walk, especially during winter and spring when the countryside is at its lush green best and the river is flowing strongly.

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If you are in Bridgetown for a brief visit and enjoy walks, the 6km return Blackwood River Walk is a must do. It’s only a short walk from the town centre so the trail is used a lot by friendly locals. 

A narrow trail gently undulates above the meandering river where blissful views of tranquil pools or sections of foaming rapids bring a smile to the walker. Although anytime of the day is fine, an early morning stroll or perhaps a brisk jog along this trail is a truly magical experience.

During late winter and spring, mist often shrouds the valley, penetrated by beams of sunlight illuminating mossy logs, tall trees and lush green pastures. Bird calls echo throughout the valley, along with screeching red tailed black cockatoos. The more energetic can add a hilly 6km town section to complete the loop. 

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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours return


6km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Bridgetown River Park near the bridge, Bridgetown, 270kms (3 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Blackwood Terrace, Bridgetown

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

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  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

All year round

Trail Access

Walk from town or 2WD

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1 trail goers have rated Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown as 4 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.

Mandy Stewart

Reviewed 8 May 2017, 1:24pm

A year round beautiful walk trail winding around the Backwoods River. Trail is well maintained with a solid surface and bench seat allowing walkers to take in the views and tranquility. There are steep sections, but careful consideration of street layout would allow less agile walkers an exit point to a waiting vehicle. Birdlife is plentiful and if fortunate to be able to walk this trail year round, you will see baby birds as they emerge from once quiet nests. Keep your eyes open for the Splendid Fairy-wren!

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