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Statham’s Quarry Walk, Gooseberry Hill

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

A 5.9km loop walk through Gooseberry Hill National Park, with spectacular views of the Darling Scarp and the Swan Coastal Plain. A fairly strenuous walk with a few loose stony sections, this interesting walk takes in the old abandoned Statham’s Quarry and the disused Zig Zag Railway.

The walk trail passes the historic Statham's Quarry
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Gravel car park on Lascelle’s Parade, Gooseberry Hill, 27 kilometres (31 minutes) east of Perth

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Statham's Quarry Walk is a 5.9km popular walk trail, looping through Gooseberry Hill National Park in the Perth Hills, 35 minutes (30 kilometres) east of Perth. A fairly strenuous walk with a few loose stony sections, this walk offers spectacular views of the Darling Scarp and the Swan Coastal Plain, and the wildflowers in WA's spring (September to November) are magnificent. 

The walk passes the now disused Statham's Quarry, which opened in 1894 and was where some of Perth's street paving originally came from in the early 1900s. Interestingly, the rocks that make up the groyne at Perth's popular City Beach came from this quarry. Statham's Quarry is now a popular destination for rock climbing and abseiling.

Another historical attraction on this walk is the old Zig Zag railway, originally built to take timber from the hills to Midland Junction.

There is a gravel car park at Lascelle's Parade, where the loop walk departs.

The trail markers are grey, however trail markers are hard to locate so make sure to refer to the walk trail map and trail notes, available from the Shire of Kalamunda website 

Trail Notes

Start point: The gravel car park on Lascelle’s Parade. This is the first look out that you come to overlooking Gooseberry Hill National Park.

1. Leave the car park and continue along Lascelle’s Parade, past the sealed car park. After another 400 metres, look carefully for the point where the track leaves the sealed road. This point is marked by a sign in a tree. The first bend of the zig zag comes into view about 100 metres ahead.
2. Turn off the zig zag road and head downhill.
3. Cross the sealed road and walk through a white gate.
4. Ignore a track from the left and continue in a general northerly direction.
5. Meet the corner of a mesh fence and continue on.
6. Leave the fence and continue downhill into the Helena Valley.
7. Reach Statham’s Quarry. There is a picnic area with toilets and an informative sign about the quarry. Leave through the gate and walk down the sealed path in a northerly direction.
8. Where the sealed road ends, turn sharply left and continue down an unsealed road between two granite boulders.
9. Go through a white gate and make a sharp left turn onto the sealed road heading uphill.
10. Leave the sealed road and cross through the white gate straight ahead.
11. Leave the remnant of the old railway line and proceed down hill on a straight track. There is a Shire of Kalamunda sign on a tree straight ahead.
12. Ignore a track that comes in from the left. Cross a small water course.
13. Ignore a track that leads to the right and continue straight ahead.
14. Take the branch to the left and continue uphill.
15. Leave the main track and turn left on a narrow footpath.
16. Approach a T junction and turn left at the houses.
17. Approach a Y junction. Ignore a track on the right, and turn left downhill.
18. Cross the water course on a steel pipe bridge. Continue up hill.
19. Turn left and cross a wooden bridge straight ahead.
20. Turn left and walk uphill to the car park.
21. The completion of the walk.

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Time / Duration

2 - 2.5 hours

Length

5.9km

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Gravel car park on Lascelle’s Parade, Gooseberry Hill, 27 kilometres (31 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Difficulty Notes

Moderate to difficult, with some steep loose sections

Facilities

Rock climbing and abseiling permitted
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

August to October for wildflowers

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Trail Access

Road 2WD

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1 trail goers have rated Statham’s Quarry Walk, Gooseberry Hill as 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.

Tim Hoskins

Reviewed 2 Apr 2022, 8:11am

Download the file as there are a lot of directions you can choose to go on the track, but it's a stunning trail.

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