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William Bay Trail

Bush Walk

Mountain Bike, Cycle
inSouth West

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1
    • Mountain Bike Easy
    • Trail Bike Easy

This shared-use trail between Elephant Rocks and Waterfall Beach in WA’s amazing Great Southern region is open to walkers, runners, cyclists, wheelchairs (to the lookout), adaptive cycles, and pushers.

View of Elephant Rocks from the William Bay Trail
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Trail Start

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Greens Pool carpark, William Bay National Park, Denmark

Trail End

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Waterfall Beach, Denmark

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The views over Elephant Rocks and both ways along one of the states most magnificent coastlines are the major draw of this trail. A well-deserved ocean plunge is waiting for you at either end.

A low gradient and compacted surface on the first 200m of this 2.6km trail allows bikes, wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and pushers to easily reach the inspiring lookout over Elephant Rocks.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

1.5 hours return walking, 20 minutes return cycling


2.6km one way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Greens Pool carpark, William Bay National Park, Denmark

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Trail End

Waterfall Beach, Denmark

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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.

Mountain Bike


Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.

Trail Bike


Rider may encounter narrow, loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Recommended for riders of intermediate skill level.

Hazards & Warnings

Check weather forecast, take plenty of water to avoid dehydration.


Access for adaptive bikes, wheelchairs and pushers limited to the first 200m.

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • View Platform

Best time of year

The trail is accessible all year round as it is a hard surface. The best time for walking is during the cooler months between March - September.


Trail Access

2WD. 18km from Denmark. Off South Coast Highway, travel along William Bay Rd to Greens Pool car park.

Prohibited Items

No pets
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