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Woodloes Walk Trail, Canning River Park Woodloes Walk Trail, Canning River Park

Urban Walk

(+3)
Trail Running, Gravel, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Class 1

      All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

A historical multi-use trail from Kent St Weir, a weir built in 1927 to prevent salt water flowing upstream of the Canning River, along the river to Masons Landing, an area of land adjacent to the Canning River, significant for its use in the early pioneering days of the timber industry.

Popular picnic area and canoe launch area. Take the time to learn about the history of "The Landing" or Canning Landing as it was known and the early pioneers including the Mason & Bird Timber Company.
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This six kilometre return trail takes you along the Canning River starting at Kent St Weir and finishing at Masons Landing. The trail is a fully wheelchair accessible and a bike path, which meanders through the regional park, following many interpretative signs detailing the ecosytems and fauna that exist along the way. 

A highly recommended addition to this trail is to include the Woodloes Homestead, one of the few remaining houses of the 19th century, now a historic museum open from 2-5pm every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, only a further 10 minute walk from Mason's Landing along Woodloes St.

Originally named Cannings Landing, Masons Landing was used as an access point for the timber cut at Benjamin Mason's mill in Bickley, and transferred by flat bottomed barges to Fremantle. The timber cut from the Darling Scarp was pulled by bullock to the landing, later along tramways to be barged downstream to Fremantle.  In 1865 the landing was to be the site of the newly established steam powered timber mill.  This saw the establishment of a bakery, a butcher, school and mill store all at the landing.

Mason joined with Francis Bird in 1871, to create the Bird Mason Timber Company. They supplied timber to India for sleepers and telegraph poles to South Australia.  The company won tenders for the supply of timber for the building of the Causeway and North Fremantle Bridge, the roof of Perth Town Hall, the first Government Railway line from Geraldton to Northampton and the first section of the Ocean Jetty in Fremantle.  Bird's biggest contribution to the company was the development of the tramway connecting Mason Mill to Mason's Landing, a 9 mile journey for horse drawn "trains".

Employing over 1% of WA's male population at the time, the company made an enormous contribution to both the timber industry and the Canning and Kalamunda regions.

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Time / Duration

Time depends if you walk, run or cycle

Length

6km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Kent Street Weir, Kent St Wilson. Canning River Regional Park is an easy 20 minute drive from the CBD.

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Trail End

Masons Landing Park, Marriamup St, Cannington

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Bush Walk

Class 1

All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes during warmer months.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round, more flowers from September to November

Trail Access

Road

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1 trail goers have rated Woodloes Walk Trail, Canning River Park as 3 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 11:17am

A trail I explores many times as a kid especially the Woodloes Heritage Museum around Masons Landing

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