Time: 1 ½ - 2 hours
Location: The dam access road off Mason Mill Road, Carmel
Description: An interesting walk in the Korung National Park. There are picnic areas at the head of the steps, and below the dam wall is another grassed picnic area.
Track markers are lilac
Start point: The car park before the gates into the Reservoir. Note that the gates to the reservoir close at 5.00pm.
1. Leave the car park and walk towards Reservoir on a bitumen road.
2. Turn off the road and walk through the car park with an informative sign about black cockatoos. Go through the car park and pick up the track to the dam wall.
3. At a lookout and picnic tables, turn right and walk down the steps over looking the dam wall.
4. At the wall of the new Victoria Dam, turn right at bottom of the steps and follow sign which says ‘Walk trail to Bickley Reservoir’. Follow the bitumen road towards the pumping station. Pass a sign on the left indicating rest area – there are toilets and a grassed picnic area.
5. Turn left off the road and walk towards the remnant of the old dam wall – on which there is an informative display.
6. Leave the old wall remnant, proceed on gravel path with walk trail sign ‘To Bickley Reservoir.’
7. Continue on the sealed track past an old, but still useful information area.
8. An old wooden bridge and new concrete bridge over the creek. After passing through the steel gate, just before you reach the bridge, turn right up a stony track, as indicated by a blue trail marker. This section of the track was once used by horses hauling logs. You will pass pits from which kaolin was extracted in the 1960’s for use at the Orange Grove brickworks.
9. An old track comes in from right, ignore this and go straight ahead.
10. About 100m before a white pipe gate, the track branches off to the right. Pass a Shire of Kalamunda trail sign. The track here is part of the Kattomorda trail – marked by a triangular yellow sign.
11. Completion of walk.
To help reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback along this walk trail and in the surrounding area:
- Don’t spread soil or mud around bushland, in particular during spring & autumn;
- Stick to tracks & paths;
- Observe signage in your local bushland reserve and stay out of quarantined areas in bushland.