King Jarrah Walk Trail: Everything You Need To Know

King Jarrah Walk Trail: Everything You Need To Know

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Dwellingup is fast becoming a trails destination with some lovely forested valleys to explore, picturesque camping spots along the Murray River and plenty of investment coming in the future. One of the best activities to do while you’re having a bit of R&R in nature is to stretch the legs and take a hike. There are a few options close to Dwellingup and one of the best is the King Jarrah Walk Trail.

What Is It?

As one of the longest dog friendly day hikes in the Perth region, the King Jarrah Walk Trail is a great way to explore the Jarrah forests that are found up and down the Murray River Valley. The area was previously a haven for logging activity but has since been protected and the forests allowed to start the process of regeneration without the looming devastation of forestry. One of the trees that was spared the chop now lends its name to the track with the King Jarrah one of the oldest and biggest examples of a Jarrah tree you’ll find in WA. Estimated to be over 400 years old, it still stands tall through the ravages of time, fire and European colonisation.

Where Is It?

Located within Lane Poole Reserve near Dwellingup, it’s a little over an hour from the centre of Perth. This nature playground is full of activities ranging from mountain biking, kayaking, camping, hiking and its very own trees adventure course. The King Jarrah Walk Trail starts from the Nanga Mill Campground, accessible off Nanga Road and a 15-minute drive south of Dwellingup. The trail is a loop so no need for a car shuffle and there is plenty of parking right by the trail head.

What to Do?

The 17.8km trail is a mix of single track through the forest and old vehicle tracks exploring the edge of the Murray River.....

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