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Schipp Road Walk, Kalamunda

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 5

A picturesque 4km loop walk following Piesse Brook as it flows and cascades through Kalamunda National Park. The trail takes in a scenic section of the Bibbulmun Track, offering spectacular views of the Valley. There are several steep uphill climbs and loose descents, making this trail a fun, challenging experience.

Schipp Road Walk  follows the flows and cascades of Piesse Brook
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Trail Start

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Car Park on Schipp Road, Kalamunda, 30 kilometres (38 minutes) east of Perth

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Schipp Road Walk is a challenging 4km loop following the picturesque Piesse Brook in the Kalamunda National Park, located 7 minutes (3.4 kilometres) from the centre of Kalamunda in the Perth Hills. 

Schipp Road Walk departs from the carpark on Schipp Road, Kalamunda. It is a large car park with multiple sections, and it is possible to park right near the start of the track (marked by a white gate).

There are three different trail markers for this track: blue triangular markers, Shire of Kalamunda signage, and the Bibbulmun Track waugal markers. 

The first section of the trail is wide and gently sloping, following the Friends of Piesse Brook Interpretive Trail. There are information panels along the trail describing the history, flora, fauna and landforms of the area. This section of the walk is family friendly.

Once you commence the Bibbulmun Track section the trail narrows and becomes steep and the surfaces uneven. The final section is particularly challenging, a steep descent on a rocky, loose surface.

The walk trail map and trail notes are available for download at the Shire of Kalamunda website.

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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours

Length

4km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Car Park on Schipp Road, Kalamunda, 30 kilometres (38 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 5

Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

Difficulty Notes

Grade 4-5, First section is fairly easy but becomes more difficult, with the final section very steep, uphill and downhill, with uneven surfaces.

Facilities

  • Car Park

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Trail Access

Road 2WD

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2 trail goers have rated Schipp Road Walk, Kalamunda as 4.5 out of 5!

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Mr Smithers

Reviewed 4 Jan 2020, 4:11pm

Easy hike all in all. Start is a little steep and rocky but pretty simple really, there were people running the track so that's how easy it is
Grace G

Reviewed 26 Sep 2018, 1:51pm

Easily the best walk close to Perth. Its so beautiful, challenging yet easy. The track is well maintained and sign posted. There is a few steep areas but it is well balanced. You are well awarded with beautiful view. It can get quite busy. The parking area is just a dirt road, with plenty further along the road, I had no problem parking in my tiny car at the initial car park (just meant we had to walk an extra 500m to the start on the hike).

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