Helena Pipehead Walk
Kalamunda National Park
Directions - Located at the end of Helena Valley Rd, navigate your way to Helena Primary School and then continue along the narrow winding Helena Valley Rd until you reach the end where you will find a small gravel car park in front of the white gates.
Parking - The end of Helena Valley Road has now been declared a No Stopping zone by the council as the popularity of this trail has caused issues with access into the area. Please park at Helena Primary School and walk down Helena Valley Road to the start, this will add a further 2km each way to your journey.
The Hike - With a subdued Easter on the cards in 2020 thanks to the regional travel bans, my goal was to try and get in a few more of the Shire of Kalamunda walks that I had yet to experience. A cloudy adventure on the Channel 10 Tower Walk before this was a good warm-up but the Helena Pipehead Walk was what I was really looking forward to given the positive reviews I'd heard about it. Saving this for the second walk of the day, I wanted to experience it in the afternoon light although this wasn't looking too promising given the cloud cover still lingering around when I arrived at the small car park at the end of Helena Valley Road.