Starting from the Valley Head Car park at the end of Rushton Road, Martin, this walk takes you on a circuit within Ellis Brook Valley Reserve past Sixty Foot Falls and the Old Barrington Quarry. This loop trail is perfect for beginner hikers or families looking for an outdoor adventure. It takes you to the top of Sixty Foot Falls via a short but steep path, where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Perth city skyline in the distance. The waterfall only flows after heavy rainfall and is best viewed around the end of winter or the start of spring. After visiting the falls, the trail descends towards the Old Barrington Quarry, another hike's highlight. The abandoned quarry has a man-made lake that you peer over from your viewing point, with sheer granite cliffs surrounding the emerald green waters. There is good signage and a detailed, informative shelter at the start of the trail. Although the trail doesn't have a lot of signage along the way, the path is easy to follow. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended, as the trail is quite rocky and can be slippery when wet. 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 Gosnells Road East then drive for 305 m
Turn right onto Pitt Road and drive for another 630 m
Turn right onto Hayward Road and drive for another 780 m
Turn left onto Quarry Road and drive for another 310 m
Turn left onto Rushton Road and drive for another 2.2 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Valley Head Carpark at the end of Rushton Road, Martin, head past the picnic table and large informative shelter at the far end of the carpark. Follow the dirt trail ahead keeping Ellis Brook to your left to continue along Sixty Foot Falls Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 245 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 190 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 250 m turn left.
After another 65 m turn left.
After another 690 m continue straight.
After another 185 m turn left.
After another 190 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 5 m continue straight.
After another 75 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Sixty Foot Falls
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)