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Roley Pools Walk Trail, Roleystone Roley Pools Walk Trail, Roleystone

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

      Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Stroll along the banks of Djarlgarro (Canning River) to the Roley Pools, where you can enjoy the tranquility and view relics of the historic diving board and change rooms.

Stone staircase with handrail, access to Roley Pools
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This trail runs along the north side of the Canning River in Roleystone, between Soldiers Road and the staircase entrance from Collins Road.

Roley Pools has been used as a local swimming hole for many years and is part of Roleystone folklore. The walk along the rivers edge past giant Granite outcrops. 

A wide and diverse range of wildlife can be found in and around this section of the river, with many native ducks, kingfishers, Quenda, kangaroos, wallabies, several species of fish, snakes, lizards and Australia's only native water rat, "Rakali" residing there.

This section of the trail at Roley Pools can be accessed from Soldiers Road and Collins Road, with a small area of parking available at each site. Collins Road has direct access down a steep stone staircase to the main Pools area.

Information regarding this walk trail can be accessed here or pick up a brochure from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.

Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre

(08) 9394 5410

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Time / Duration

30 - 60 mins

Length

1km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Collins Road, Roleystone

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

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Difficulty Notes

Uneven natural terrain. Steep stairs at Collins Road entrance.

Hazards & Warnings

Snakes can be active in this area during the warmer months (August through to April)

Facilities

Parking for this trail is available at Collins Road (access of Thompson Road) and at the Soldiers Road Northern Car Park.

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Water Access Points
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

Year around

Trail Access

Access from Soldiers Road or Collins Road. Off Brookton Highway, 30km from Perth CBD.

Prohibited Items

No fires or motorbikes allowed within reserve
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2 trail goers have rated Roley Pools Walk Trail, Roleystone 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.

Jed Campbell

Reviewed 14 Nov 2022, 10:49pm

Easy walk, close to the river. Gravel path that is well defined, with a few slight rises but nothing dramatic. Overall great little trail.
Jon Lee

Reviewed 18 Jul 2022, 3:59pm

Nice easy trail, it's quite short and very easy with a fully define path. The walk is not quite immediately beside the river but there are places where you can turn off and get to the waters edge. If parking on Collins Road, it requires going down stairs to get to this walk.

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