Ranford Pool Walk Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 1 Wuraming Ave

  • End: 1 Wuraming Ave

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Boddington

  • Distance from state capital: 134km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.80013165

  • Longitude: 116.4735538

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Trail Features

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Drinking Water

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Dog Friendly

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Ranford Pool Walk Trail is a 4km, grade 2 Return hike located in Boddington Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Ranford Pool is one of those special spots the locals would prefer you did not know about. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Peel Region for a picnic and a nice and easy 4km return walk. Starting from Lions Weir in Boddington, this trail follows the Hotham River to historic Ranford Pool. Fishing, canoeing and Birdwatching can be enjoyed in this part of the river.

The local Friends of the Reserves have created a lovely walk trail that starts from the Lions Weir and takes you along to the historical Ranford Pool. The walk follows the line of the old railway and the Hotham River and winds it way through paperbark tree forests, past Long Donkey Farm and passes by scenic rural paddocks. The first part of the walk is fully paved, wide enough for push bikes, horses, prams and wheelchairs and takes in the scenery along the river’s edge along to the Hotham Valley Bridge. Once you have passed the bridge the path reverts to a more natural state and ends up as a narrow walking trail only. The water hole is a deeper part of the river created when the Tannin Factory was operational in the early 1970’s, and is quite popular with the local children as a swimming hole. The walk trail is signposted along its length and also has informative signs on the different Bird species and fish species you can experience.  

Notes

Start Point: 1 Wuraming Ave, Boddington

End Point: 1 Wuraming Ave, Boddington WA 6390 Australia

Region: Boddington, Perth


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