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Serpentine Falls Walk Trail, Serpentine Serpentine Falls Walk Trail, Serpentine

Bush Walk  in Perth & Surrounds

Peel, Perth Hills

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1 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.

The Serpentine Falls Walk Trail is a popular tourist destination at the Serpentine National Park, just one hour drive from Perth, making it an ideal day trip. The trail offers easy access from the carpark, with option to venture on top and admire the cascade from the viewing platform.

Serpentine Falls at Serpentine Falls National Park, Peel Region
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A one hour drive from Perth will take you to the iconic Serpentine Falls, making the Walk Trail an ideal weekend outing for families. The optional climb to the viewing platform offers a beautiful vintage point over the Falls and surrounded forest. The finest displays of wildflowers are in September, when the hillsides and wooded areas become ablaze with colours.

A 500m walk from the carpark leads to a board walk and the Falls, a perfect location for memorable photos. Near the carpark and grass area are toilets, gas barbecues, tables and shaded areas, ideal for a family picnic surrounded by the forest.  

From the carpark, you can access two other trails: the Baldwins Bluff Trail and Kitty’s Gorge Trail. Summer month are very busy, and it is recommended that you arrive before 11am, as the Park closes when capacity is reached.

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Time / Duration

20 minutes return


1km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

100 Falls Rd, Serpentine which is 55km (1 hour) south of Perth.

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Trail End

Serpentine Falls

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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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Difficulty Notes

Access to viewing platform requires some moderate climbing


Water quality varies at this site and is subject to closures. Please check for known water condition alerts at WA Park Alerts. Visitors swim at their own risk.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

For wildflowers August to October.


National Park Fees

Trail Access


Prohibited Items

No pets permitted. No alcohol on picnic area.

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3 trail goers have rated Serpentine Falls Walk Trail, Serpentine 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.

Rebecca Reid

Reviewed 6 Jan 2023, 2:25pm

Easy and accessible short work through Eucalyptus forest with pockets of ferns in the valley, and a fabulous payoff at the end! A very peaceful spot for a relaxing dip in the watering hole in the wetter months, but be careful... it can be quite slippery!
Kim Fawcett

Reviewed 20 Jul 2022, 5:36pm

The great thing about this walk is, those using a wheelchair or mobility aid can get really close to the waterfall and enjoy the view.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 7 Jun 2022, 8:31pm

A short walk to a beautiful waterfall and swimming area but be warned the water is freezing

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