Gorge Rim Walk

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The moderate 2-kilometre Gorge Rim Walk follows the rim of Dales Gorge, in Karijini National Park, between Circular Pool Lookout and the beginning of the Fortescue Falls track. This Top Trail offers spectacular views and is ideal for those who don't want to venture into the depths of Dales Gorge.

The Gorge Rim walk commences from the carpark at either end before approaching the lookout offering vertigo-inducing views of Circular Pool. For the more adventurous, the steep trail down to the gorge floor to the sublimely beautiful Circular Pool, with its fern-lined crystal clear pool, trickling waterfall and sheer rock face backdrop, is well worth the effort. Walk from here to Fortescue Falls for a swim, traversing flat pavement like rocks, through glades of reeds, paperbarks and across shallow streams and pools. Negotiate the rocks above the falls and follow a shady trail to Fern Pool, another tranquil swimming waterhole of spiritual significance to the local indigenous people.

Karijini is a bushwalker's delight with an incredible variety of scenery and ecosystems and a range of trails from easy to moderately challenging. Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au 


  • Sight-seeing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Photography


  • Walking trail - 2km | grade 3 (medium) | 1-3 hours
  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service

Content credits: Trails WA, WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Gorge Rim Walk

Address: Fortescue Falls Carpark, Tom Price, Western Australia 6751

Website: https://trailswa.com.au/trails/gorge-rim-walk-dales-gorge

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