We meet at the front gate of of Ellis Brook Valley at the end of Rushton Road. We will walk through and loop around Sixty Foot Falls Trail and head back through the Honeyeater Hollow, walk the Blue Wren Ramble Trail which is approximately 4.9 km (almost half a walk around Bibra Lake).
Ellis Brook Valley Park opens at 8:30 AM but people are visiting prior as discovered today (10/02/2019) and have scheduled this meet up in the car park area for 8:30 AM. Which was just early enough to beat the scorching summer heat.
Optional: After the hike, we head to a coffee shop for a spot of breakfast, if you're interested in attending the breakfast/coffee afterwards, please take that ticket option so that I can finalise numbers. Otherwise please mark yourself as 'going' and please be prompt as we will kick the hike after 8:30 AM.
The coffee shop we go to for this event is Dome in Gosnells and their Coffee Espresski is the one to get!
Sixty Foot Falls hike is a 2.1 km hike and is rated Grade 4, it is steep but a short hike.
The following items are recommended.
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
This walk is a short but steep climb to the top of the spectacular Sixty Foot Falls, affording magnificent views of the City and the valley along the way, before descending past the old Barrington Quarry where old workings provide a window into the geology of the area.
Source: Sixty Foot Falls, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2019, from https://trailswa.com.au/trails/60-foot-falls-ellis-brook-reserve-gosnells
Reserve A Spot
Need to Know
Ellis Brooke Valley is located on Ruston Road in the suburb of Martin, Western Australia and resides within the City of Gosnells. It has been recognised as an area with the richest wildflower location in the Perth, Metropolitan Area and has over 500 species of wildflowers.
Ellis Brook Valley is a rich breeding site and home for many native and visiting birds, including cockatoos, parrots, pardalotes, splendid and wedge-tailed eagles. It is also home to kangaroos, possums, bats and other native wildlife.
City of Gosnells. (n.d.). Ellis Brook Valley. Retrieved January 27, 2019, from https://www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/About_our_City/Environment/Caring_for_our_environment/Natural_Areas/Ellis_Brook_Valley
The Reserve is located just a few kilometres east of Gosnells. Access is via Rushton Rd, Martin. It is a large area of natural bushland straddling the Darling Scarp. The scenery is dramatic with rugged ridges each side of the valley. The ‘Sixty Foot Waterfall’ plunges from the top of the scarp after winter rains. The spring time wildflowers are diverse and spectacular. There is a large number of bird species to be seen. In the reserve the visitor can enjoy a variety of walks. These range from walks on easy, surfaced, paths to more challenging hikes on rough trails. There are parking areas at Honneyeater Hollow and Waterfall Gulley. The former has toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities. Unfortunately, unattended cars have sometimes been broken into
Friends of Ellis Brook Valley. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2019, from http://www.sercul.org.au/ellisbrook/
We do not take any liability or responsibility for any injuries that may venture from this walk.
We aren't professional hikers, we aren't trained in first aid, we are not tour operators, we enjoy the health & fitness that a challenging hike like this will bring.