About this place
The Bloodwoods is one of the starting points for Mini Palms Trail, Homestead Valley Trail, and the southern end of the Escarpment Trail. There are toilets, shaded picnic areas and the Bloodwoods Lookout. It is 19km from the visitor centre.
Homestead Valley – Allow 2 hours
- Class 4
- 4.4km return
This 4.4km return trail to the Bloodwoods cuts deep into the range, through open woodlands and an uneven, dry creek bed. The trail ends at a shaded rest area overlooking views of Homestead Valley.
Escarpment Trail - Allow 2 hours.
- Class 3
- 7.2km return
Follow the Escarpment trail along the range through open woodlands and spinifex hummocks to Echidna. The path is exposed to the sun and crosses uneven, stony, dry, creek beds.
The turnoff to Mini Palms is 1km along the tail and a further 2.6km to the Echidna carpark.
Both Mini Palms and Homestead Valley can also be accessed from the Echinda carpark via the Escarpment Trail.
Drones are not permitted.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Bloodwoods.
We recognise and acknowledge Jaru and Gija people as the traditional owners of Purnululu National Park.