Location: Burmup Reserve, Albany
Distance: 1km loop
Trail Marker: Unmarked trail, easy to follow
Cost: $0, free entry
Toilet Facilities: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Date Hiked: 20th May 2020
The Bluff Rock Nature Trail is a 1km loop trail highlighting urban bushland, wildflowers and large granite outcrops, all in the heart of an urban setting. What a find this was. After asking on a local chat page if anyone knew of any hidden trails in the area, I was recommend a little book called Walking Naturally in Albany, produced by the City of Albany. In it was a guide to 20 of the most popular trails within the city. Unfortunately for me, I have done most of them but for a $5 investment, the knowledge of 3 new trails paid off. This one I was pleased with the most as I absolutely love the granite boulders through the town.
The trail can be started from many locations, I chose to park in Kershaw Place and begin the trail through a small section of bush before coming across Bluff Rock. The views from the top are amazing and take in the town of Albany, views to Mt Melville, Mt Clarence and Mt Adelaide, The Porongurup and Stirling Ranges can be seen in the distance and Oyster Harbour along with Emu Point and Gull Rock National Park can also be viewed. It's not a long trail bu definitely worth a visit next time your in Albany.
What to expect?
The Bluff Rock Nature Trail is a 1km loop trail highlighting urban bushland, wildflowers and large granite outcrops, all in the heart of an urban setting.
Best time of year/day?
Spring time is the perfect time to visit with spectacular spring wildflowers.
Suggested Equipment to take?
Water, sun/rain protection and good walking shoes to tackle the undulating terrain.
Level of fitness required?
This is a reasonably easy trail that suits any level of fitness.