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Roley Pools Walk Trail, Roleystone

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

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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Collins Road, Roleystone

Part of the original infrastructure built to transport water from the Canning Dam to the Perth Metropolitan area.

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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 encompasses a variety of terrain such as giant Granite outcrops and Dolerite dykes. 

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.

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Time / Duration

30 - 60 mins


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.

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)


Parking for this trail is available at Collins Road (access of Thompson Road) and at the Soldiers Road Upper Car Park.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Year around


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Prohibited Items

No fires or motorbikes allowed within reserve
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