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.
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.