Blackwood River Walk
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bridgetown River Park

  • End: Blackwood Terrace, Bridgetown

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  • Location: Bridgetown

  • Distance from state capital: 270kms

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.967765

  • Longitude: 116.133828

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Blackwood River Walk is a 6km, grade 1 One Way hike located in Bridgetown Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

This trail starts at the Blackwood River Park and is straightforwaRoad as it follows the river. You can do 6km return, or up to 8km if you include Bridgetown streets. It is a stunningly beautiful walk, especially during winter and spring when the countryside is at its lush green best and the river is flowing strongly.

If you are in Bridgetown for a brief visit and enjoy walks, the 6km return Blackwood River Walk is a must do. It’s only a short walk from the town centre so the trail is used a lot by friendly locals.  A narrow trail gently undulates above the meandering river where blissful views of tranquil pools or sections of foaming rapids bring a smile to the walker. Although anytime of the day is fine, an early morning stroll or perhaps a brisk jog along this trail is a truly magical experience. During late winter and spring, mist often shrouds the valley, penetrated by beams of sunlight illuminating mossy logs, tall trees and lush green pastures. Bird calls echo throughout the valley, along with screeching red tailed black cockatoos. The more energetic can add a hilly 6km town section to complete the loop.

Notes

Start Point: Bridgetown River Park near the bridge, Bridgetown, 270kms (3 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Blackwood Terrace, Bridgetown

Region: Bridgetown, South West


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.