Baldwin's Bluff Trail

1 h to 2 h
30 min to 1 h 15 min

5.8 km
return

↑ 197 m
↓ -197 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Serpentine National Park day-use area on Falls Road, Serpentine, this walk takes you to the summit of Baldwin's Bluff and back via the Baldwin's Bluff Trail. Nestled in the heart of Serpentine National Park, Baldwin's Bluff is a hidden gem. You will pass through jarrah and marri woodlands throughout the walk, eventually transitioning to wandoo woodlands and then finally over exposed granite. Before reaching the summit, you'll pass a lookout with stunning views over the area. If not sure whether you've reached the top, look for large granite platforms. Soak in the views before returning the same way. The hike starts with a steep climb, requiring a reasonable level of fitness. Take care on the way back down, as the loose gravel and rocky sections can be slippery. Facilities at the Serpentine National Park day-use area include barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.3690936,116.0076234)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Western Highway, 22, 206
  • Turn on to Falls Road then drive for 1.7 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Serpentine National Park day use area on Falls Road, Serpentine, head towards the public toilets, passing the barbecue cooking area and picnic tables. Head along the walk trail that runs behind the toilet block to continue the Baldwin's Bluff Trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 80 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 300 m turn right.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Scrivener Road. Details below.
After another 1.1 km turn right.
Continue another 1.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.9 km to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Baldwin's Bluff Trail Lookout".

An alternate access point from/to Scrivener Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 100 m turn sharp right.
After another 235 m turn left.
After another 35 m come to the end.
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Baldwin's Bluff Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.8 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 115 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
115 m[toilet]
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