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Trigg Bushland

Updated: Apr 11


The walk I did was another Wildflower Society of WA guided walk with David Pike sharing his in depth knowledge of the natural environment we passed through. There are plenty of well marked trails, on both sides of Elliott Road to explore without the need for a guide. For the moment exploring the more extensive southern part of the reserve will have to wait for another day. As Trigg Bushland Reserve is quite extensive I would suggest downloading a map and planning your trail. You can also explore Trigg Bushland as part of the ScarboroTrigg Heritage Trail or the longer Bushlinks Walk Trail linking Trigg Bushland Reserve to Star Swamp and Lake Gwelup.

We started at the car park alongside St Mary's Anglican Girls School. Additional parking and toilet facilities are located at the adjacent Millington Reserve. From here we explored Trigg Bushland bordered by Elliott Road, Jeanes Road and Karrinyup Road, the area tucked in north of St Mary's Anglican School.


From St Mary's we walked north along the road then past a small playground (a great incentive for the kids when the walk is finished!) Keep going to the small turnstile behind the northern goal posts on the oval and walk through the turnstile. From here you can choose a couple of different paths that weave through the bush. I suggest you veer right as this path will loop around this section of the reserve taking you up on to a ridge overlooking Karrinyup Shopping Centre.


We spent our first hour stopping often to hear about the different plants we were seeing before completing the walk at a faster pace ahead of the main group. I estimate a full loop around the trail will take upwards of an hour at a good pace.


The track is mostly packed limestone and is quite wide in parts, slightly narrower in others. It is definitely pram friendly although it might be a bit of a bumpy ride. Dogs are permitted off lead. There are some hilly parts but for every incline there is also a pleasant downhill walk. Once on the ridge you are rewarded with views across the bush and houses down to Scarborough and across to the ocean.

In case you see a snake here the orange and black striped Jan's Banded Snake, which can look like a baby tiger snake, is not dangerous. The other snakes that reside here are Dugites, which are dangerous!

 

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

  

As always when hiking in the bush please help to reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback by sticking to the tracks and paths, staying out of quarantined areas and, if possible, clean your shoes before and after hiking. A spray of 70% methylated spirit and 30% water can be effective.


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