Estimated Time: 1.15 hrs including sniffing all of the things
Route Type: loop walk
Free-range: Dogs are allowed off-lead here
Cardio rating: Low
Quality of Path: Well-maintained with some small sections of pea gravel
Navigation: Very easy – the path is clear with regular signage
Swimming: there are several sections that would be suitable for dogs to swim
Start Point: Noble Falls Car Park, across road from Noble Falls Tavern, 2672 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup
We did the Noble Falls walk trail with some lovely doggos and humans from Young Perth Hikers as part of a Meetup event. The dogs loved all of the smells along the walk. The wider path in comparison to other recent dog hikes gave them lots of opportunities to interact with the other dogs. A special shout-out to Stephen Endicott and Adrian Jess for their photography talents on the day.
The falls are accessible from the carpark but the walk is well-worth the adventure. We went shortly after rain in winter so the falls were flowing. The walk also is known for its wildflowers in spring. Once you leave the car park and the main section of the falls behind, the walk largely meanders alongside the Wooroloo Brook. There is a footbridge over the creek that provides a shorter loop walk of 1.3 km. When reaching Kooringal Vale, the walk has a wet weather and a dry weather option. We took the wet weather option walking along the bitumen road before joining the main track at Old Coach Road. The return section of the loop walk along the fire break had a great mix of flora including Marri, Jarrah, Flooded Gums and Swan River Blackbutt.
We found that an hour is a long way to drive for a relatively short walk. We headed across the road to the Noble Falls Tavern for lunch. Both their beer garden and front balcony are dog-friendly. We have been to the Tavern a number of times. The bar staff are always friendly and the food punches above its weight. The Gidgegannup Bakery is also popular with the team from Young Perth Hikers. There’s also BBQs, picnic tables and a playground in the Noble Falls Reserve, noting that the facilities and car park do get rather busy on sunny days.