Starting from the car park opposite the Jarrahdale Cemetery on Atkins Street, Jarrahdale, this walk takes you on a short circuit within Serpentine National Park via Stacey's Track. Stacey's Track is one of the underrated walks in the area. The easy 2km loop winds through beautiful jarrah forest and over several bridges that cross Gooralong Brook, with wildflowers and lush green foliage lining the trail. Kangaroos, echidnas and plenty of birdlife can often be spotted along the way. The trail descends towards Gooralong Brook, crossing over the first bridge and heading along the boardwalk that passes the marshy area. After crossing the second bridge, the trail starts to ascend gradually through the forest, returning to the starting point to complete the loop. This is an easy walk along mostly well-formed dirt trails, with some loose gravel, slightly overgrown sections, and a few little hills. The trail is well-signposted, set up to be done in an anti-clockwise direction following the triangular markers, with 10 numbered posts highlighting points of interest or directional changes. This gorgeous walk is best experienced in winter and spring as the brook is not dry, and there are heaps of wildflowers around. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Jarrahdale Road, 22, 206 then drive for 6.3 km
Turn right onto Oak Way and drive for another 155 m
Turn right onto Atkins Street and drive for another 440 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark opposite the Jarrahdale Cemetery on Atkins Street, Jarrahdale, head along the dirt track through the bushes, marked with a red 'Serpentine Trails' sign at the carpark. After reaching the sheltered informative display, head along the dirt trail to the right and continue the Stacey's Track Loop(counterclockwise). This is the signposted direction of travel.....
Directions & comments
Jarrahdale Cemetery (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the sign at the start.
After another 690 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 470 m cross the ford (about 15 m long)
After another 6 m turn left.
After another 80 m turn left.
After another 800 m veer right.
After another 30 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Stacey's Track Loop
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)