Kalamunda Zig Zag Trail
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kalamunda 

  • End: Kalamunda

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Closest Town: Kalamunda 

  • Distance from CBD: 25km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -31.93925786

  • Longitude: 116.0511649

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Accessible Parking

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Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Fishing Spots

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Kalamunda Zig Zag Trail is a 3km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Regional Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

Situated in the Gooseberry Hill National Park, the Zig Zag offers great views over Perth.

It is a popular scenic drive.
You may also like to walk the zig zag. Traffic is generally slow moving, but some care is required since there are no footpaths.
The national park offers a number of walking tracks that offer interesting side trips off the road.
The zig zag is also well used by local cycling groups.
The railway formation that the zig zag was built on continues on through Gooseberry Hill to Kalamunda and beyond.
Much of the former railway has been made into a walking and cycling trail - the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail.
Thanks to Steve Yates for assistance with this description.

The trail manager is the Shire of Kalamunda. Please report defects on the trail to Shire of Kalamunda. 1. Shire of Kalamunda http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/
Kalamunda Zig-Zag page http://members.westnet.com.au/locoman/zigzag.html

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.


Kalamunda to Kalamunda in Regional Western Australia

25km east of Perth


Flat and undulating

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

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