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Settlers Common East Walk Trails, Armadale

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

Within the Darling Scarp Regional Park, lies the colourful Armadale Settlers Common, offering rich history and over 318 species of flora. Divided into two networks, within an important flora conservation the bushland offers beautiful scenery, picnicking locations and walking trails guiding you through a diverse range of landscapes.
Settlers Common East, the smaller of the two networks was designed to offer both gravel trails and paved paths for pram and wheelchair access.

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Canns Road carpark, Settlers Common Armadale, 35km (40 min) south-east of Perth.

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Armadale Settlers Common in Bedfordale is a 383 hectare bushland reserve, of which approximately 287 hectares is vested in the City of Armadale for the purpose of 'parks and recreation'. The Common lies on the Darling Scarp and is within the wider Darling Range Regional Park.  Access to The Common is available off both Carradine and Canns Road with plenty of parking. With access from Observation Circle and Canns Road for the Jeeriji, wheelchair and pram friendly trail.

The area is highly important for flora conservation, with a total of 318 plant species found in the Common, along with two 'Declared Rare and Priority Flora Species'. A diverse array of fauna and flora can be observed year-round.

Much of the bushland is in good condition and its network of walk trails invites recreational activities such as walking and hiking, orienteering, nature appreciation, picnicking, excercising and nature photography. The Common offers expansive views of the City, large areas of intact vegetation and public use facilities. The Common contributes significantly to the backdrop of the Armadale city centre and is part of the Heritage Country Tourist Drive.

Settlers Common East, the smaller of the two networks was designed to offer both gravel trails and paved paths for pram and wheelchair access. There are multiple opportunities along the trails to stop and rest, both in sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas and detailed historic information signs to find out more about this unique Common.  

On the other side of Carradine Rd, lies the greater Settlers Common consisting of more bushwalking trails with stunning flora and views of the city. Please note that these trails are gravel only and longer than the Common on the east side. 

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Time / Duration

Up to 3 hours

Length

Varying distances

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Canns Road carpark, Settlers Common Armadale, 35km (40 min) south-east of Perth.

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

Easy to moderate depending on the length and direction chosen.

Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes in summer - December to February.

Facilities

Wheelchair and pram access is limited to the Settlers Common east side, access of Observation Circle.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

August to November for wildflowers

Trail Access

Road 2WD or bus

Prohibited Items

No bicycles, horses or vehicles.
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3 trail goers have rated Settlers Common East Walk Trails, Armadale as 2.33 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 19 Jun 2022, 8:06am

It's definitely not the loop trail as suggested but it is a nice enough walk around the common. We happened to visit during the time the Armadale Bush Art Trail was on display so was a nice enough experience.
Fayley Arthur

Reviewed 2 Jul 2021, 8:11pm

This is more of a bushland with a network of trails than a loop you can follow. Its fairly easy to get a bit turned around, but its not a big enough area to get totally lost! On the plus size you have some really mature jarrah which is very rare to see these days with the effects of prescribed burning, logging and bauxite mining all leaving most of the jarrah as just thin immature sticks. Some of the trails are dirt and some are smoothly paved pathways suitable for wheelchair, pram, kids scooters ...

Its DOG FRIENDLY but not very well known so I find it to be a perfect place for me to take a nature walk with my doggo.
Squirrel Rossetti

Reviewed 28 May 2020, 1:15pm

The trail was pretty, but so many trail signs with different names, i thought it was loop with one trail name??, i actually got lost... if it wasnt for the gps on my phone i would have called 000. The loop isnt clear, With to many diversions, sorry wont be back on this trail.

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