Near the Goldfields Weir Hotel, Mundaring, c.1910 (courtesy Battye Library 5323B/182)
The Kattamordo Heritage Trail is a 27km walk track which starts at Mundaring Weir Road and traverses forests, orchard and farmland along the top of the Darling Range to Carmel, where it descends via Bickley Valley to Bickley Reservoir.
It features sites of significance in the history of the timber, forestry, horticultural and tourist industries, the Goldfields Water Scheme, and the area's natural history. The length of the trail provides an interesting and challenging excursion for experienced bushwalkers, while easy vehicle access to several pick-up points along the way allows the trail to be covered in more leisurely short stages.
In addition to the start point in Mundaring, the trail can also be commenced at Bickley Reservoir, about 20km south-east of Perth on Hardinge Road (via Albany Hwy and Maddington Road).
- Refreshments are available at Mundaring, the Weir Tavern and during normal shopping hours at Pickering Brook Store.
- Youth Hostel accommodation can be arranged at Mundaring Weir and Piesse Brook Youth Hostels.
- Persons using this Heritage Trail do so at their own risk.
- The first edition of this trail was titled Kattamorda. However, Kattamordo, the Noongar word recorded by G. F. Moore as an 'Upper Swan dialect' name applying to the Darling Range and published in his well known vocabulary. Subsequently, signposting will reflect the original title.