Lakeside Loop
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mt John Road

  • End: Mt John Road

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Yalgorup National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 100km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.74539788

  • Longitude: 115.655656


Lakeside Loop is a 5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Yalgorup National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.


An easy five kilometre loop walk running parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Clifton. The vegetation consists of paperbarks, melaleucas, peppermints and tuarts. Thrombolites can be seen at the start of the walk.

An easy walk beside Lake Clifton in Yalgorup National Park. This National Park consists of ten lakes with Lake Clifton containing the largest known community of living thrombolites in the southern hemisphere. . These rock-like structures are built by micro-organisms and are living communities of diverse inhabitants which represent the earliest forms of life on earth, producing oxygen which enabled other life forms to develop. From the information shelter at the start of the walk there is a short walk to the Boardwalk from where the thrombolites can be best viewed. The walk trail has interpretive signage as well as trail markers.  


Start Point: Mt John Road, Yalgorup National Park, 100km (1.5 hour) south of Perth

End Point: Mt John Road, Yalgorup National Park, 100km (1.5 hour) south of Perth

Region: Yalgorup National Park, Perth

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