Blackwood River Walk
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bridgetown River Park

  • End: Blackwood Terrace, Bridgetown

  • Location: Bridgetown

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  • Distance from CBD: 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.

Hike 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.

About the region

The historic and picturesque area of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is ocated in the stunning south west of Western Australia. Bridgetown is the only town in the region to have been granted Historic Town status by the National Trust of Australia.

You will notice the abundance of natural beauty in the environment in and around the towns. The area boasts truly stunning and unique scenery, which you can best enjoy by putting on your walking shoes and experiencing it firsthand.

Both Bridgetown and Greenbushes have a number of interesting, varied and enjoyable trails for locals and visitors to enjoy. Please drop into the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitor Centre for a map or call them on (+61 8) 9761 1740 for further information.


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. 

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