Start Point: The Dell Picnic Spot, Paulls Valley
Distance: 9 kms
Duration: 2 hours
Dell to South Ledge is a relatively easy 9km loop trail in Beelu National Park. Made up of sections of the Munda Biddi and Bibbulmun track, this circuit takes you through Jarrah and White Gum woodlands filled with banksias and ferns, and finishes with a short trek through an old pine plantation which adds a nice touch.
Being surrounded by lush forest and listening to the calls of some nearby black cockatoos made the first section of this trail really enjoyable! The highlight for me was the short detour I took at the granite outcrop approximately 3kms in, which delivered gorgeous views of Helena Valley and Mundaring Weir.
The circuit is clearly marked with light blue Shire of Kalamunda trail makers, but it does become a little vague in the last 3kms so ensure you have a copy of the trail notes handy.
After completing so many gorgeous hikes lately, I must admit I was a little underwhelmed by this trail, which seemed to lack a ‘wow factor’. In saying that, Dell to South Ledge is a decent length trail close to Perth and does provide some great views in a typical Bibbulmun scenery.