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Bridgetown River Park near the bridge, Bridgetown, 270kms (3 hours) south of Perth
Trail EndGet directions
Blackwood Terrace, Bridgetown
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About Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown
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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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 2 hours return
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
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.
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
All year round
Walk from town or 2WD
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Blackwood River WalkMossy logs on the Blackwood River Walk
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Blackwood River WalkFog rises on the Blackwood River
Blackwood River WalkCanoes to paddle on the Blackwood River
Blackwood River WalkThe winding path along the river
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