Victoria Reservoir Walk Trail
  • Length: 7.2km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Masonmill Road

  • End: Masonmill Road

  • Location: Perth Hills

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  • Distance from CBD: 30km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.029821

  • Longitude: 116.074385

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Victoria Reservoir Walk Trail is a 7.2km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Perth Hills, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Located right in the heart of the Perth Hills, the Victoria Reservoir Trail is a hilly seven kilometre loop taking in the relics of the first dam ever constructed in Western Australia and the surrounding bushland. Admire the old dam wall as well as taking in the replacement Victoria Reservoir.

The Victoria Reservoir Trail is a challenging hike through a historic part of the Perth Hills. Taking in the ruins of the old Victoria Dam that was completed in 1891, enjoy exploring this important part of Western Australian history using the information boaRoads provided. An area of the old dam wall has been preserved and a grassed Picnic Area has been created under the new Victoria Dam wall. Starting at the top of the valley, the trail descends down into the catchment area and eventually takes you back up to the start point through scenic Australian bushland. Watch the bush come alive in spring as the wildflowers bloom in a variety of colours all over the forest floor. The start point for the trail is the Car Park before the gates into the Reservoir. Note that the gates to the reservoir close at 5.00pm.

About the region

Scattered throughout the wide ranges of the Darling Scarp and only 45 minutes east of Perth City, you'll find the Perth Hills. Its character townships including Mundaring, Kalamunda, Bickley Valley and Armadale, exude a country charm and views that are simply astounding.

With the first vineyards in the Perth Hills planted in the 1880s, it comes as no surprise that the region now boasts a well-established wine scene with a fantastic food and wine trail and cider and brews trail to follow.

Surrounded by national and state forest the region, the Perth Hills are blessed with a series of more than 40 bike trails, walk trails and wildflower trails, as well as scenic lookouts and picnic spots. The region marks the start of both the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Cycle Trail.


Start Point: Masonmill Road, Carmel - 30km (40mins) east of Perth

End Point: Masonmill Road, Carmel - 30km (40mins) east of Perth

Region: Perth Hills, Perth

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

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