Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Railway Heritage Walk
  • Length: 39km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hopetoun

  • End: Ravensthorpe

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Closest Town: Hopetoun

  • Distance from CBD: 588km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.5782722

  • Longitude: 120.0575443

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Public Toilets

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Untreated Water

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Railway Heritage Walk is a 39km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Regional Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Follows a former isolated railway through natural bush

Ravensthorpe - Desmond (16 km) Some of this section of the former line has been sold off so there is a deviation of a few kilometres along the Ravensthorpe Range foothills.
Desmond - Kundip (9 km)
Kundip - Lee Creek (13 km)
Hopetoun Trailhead loop (14 km) of which about 5 km is on the former railway.
At Hopetoun remains of the jetty can be seen.
Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Area Promotions who with the Tourist Bureau have produced separate brochures for each of the sections above.
The trail committee has made a special effort to preserve the depression made by sleepers and there are artefacts along the way.

The railway was built to connect mines in the Ravensthorpe area to the Hopetoun port and operated from 1909 - 1935

This trail is managed by the Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Area Promotions Contact them at PO Box 222 Ravensthorpe WA 6346. Phone/fax 08 9838 1277

About the region

A Wander out Yonder in WA will make you feel like you’ve truly reset, reconnected and had a real holiday. WA is full of adventures waiting to be discovered. Travel further, stay for longer and explore the wonders only WA can offer. Share the water with wild dolphins, or see the gorges of Kalbarri from a new perspective — in WA there's more in store than you could ever see.


Hopetoun to Ravensthorpe in Regional Western Australia

588km south east from Perth

Compacted earth

Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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