April 14th, 2021
One of the best walking trails in the Perth Hills, Kitty’s Gorge will be a familiar name to those that have hiked in the area and will probably be associated with a great time. For those that haven’t heard of this hike then keep reading to find out about this fantastic trail.
What Is It?
Often rated as one of the best half day trails in Perth, Kitty’s Gorge is a 17.5km return hike exploring the area carved into the granite hills near Jarrahdale by Gooralong Brook and the Serpentine River. Thanks to the high rainfall this area receives and the two water courses snaking through the picturesque valleys, this whole area feels very lush. The name Kitty’s Gorge comes from a legend about a cow called Kitty that once got lost in the area and was found in one of the steep gorges along Gooralong Brook.
Where Is It?
Located next to the little town of Jarrahdale on the Darling Scarp, it’s just under an hour from the CBD along the Kwinana Freeway and Mundijong Road. The trail runs between Jarrahdale and Serpentine Falls in Serpentine National Park and you can start at either end depending on how you are feeling. If you start at the Serpentine Falls end then make your way into Serpentine National Park from South Western Highway (check Parks and Wildlife website for opening and closing times) and park in one of the many car parks near the falls. IF you choose to start at the Jarrahdale end then make your way up Jarrahdale Road, turn right at Oak Way, then turn right onto Atkins Rd. Parking is opposite the cemetery and the trail head has a large information shelter. If you’re organised and in a group, then you can drop a car at each end and do this as a one way trail.
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