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Best trails in John Forrest National Park, Australia

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Looking for a great trail in John Forrest National Park, Western Australia? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in John Forrest National Park ranging from 4.9 to 25.5 miles and from 42 to 1,059 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

John Forrest National Park is located in the Darling Scarp of Western Australia. It is the first national park of Western Australia. Its landscape encompasses forests, waterfalls and bush covered uplands that are home to a rich fauna and flora.

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Map of trails in John Forrest National Park, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
6,617 acres
Contact
+61 (0)8 9290 6100
Top trails (18)
#1 - Red Hill via Eagle View Track
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
This 15km circuit walk showcases many stellar aspects of John Forrest National Park – the first national park in Western Australia. Tracks flow through native heathlands and open wandoo woodlands while you soak in great views from the tops of the hills. This hike can be done clockwise or anti-clockwise from the car park, but most will find it best to go anti-clockwise. The eagle view walk trail follows the serene Jane Brook downhill before climbing up and out of the valley with a few heart-pumping hills. From the higher points along the trail you are treated to views across the swan coastal and Perth in the distance. Come here for a hike in the spring to see wildflower displays and water flowing over Hovea Falls. Show more
#2 - Christmas Tree Creek Loop
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
#3 - Heritage Rail Trail
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 25.5 mi • Est. 11 h 23 m
A long scenic ride in the Perth Hills with gentle gradients on 90% wide old railway track, 10% road. There is plenty to see and do along the way This old railway track provides a long circular loop in the Perth Hills. The surface is good and the gradients easy. The abundance of cafes and interesting scenery in the John Forrest make this a great family trail. If you are feeling brave you can also cycle through the longest railway tunnel in Western Australia. Once on the trail navigation is easy. Simply follow the wide, well surfaced track. The only major hill is the long steady climb from Greenmount to Mundaring. Take care when crossing roads. At these junctions there are signposts with distances to the towns and roads. There are plenty of great places to stop for lunch, or it is possible to ride shorter sections. The area around John Forrest is particularly scenic. The Heritage Rail Trail also connects to the Munda Biddi (heads south from Mundaring) and the Kep Track (East towards Northam from Mount Helena).Show more
#4 - Hovea Falls
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
#5 - Swan View Tunnel and Falls
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
#6 - Railway Reserves Heritage North Trail and Eagle View Track
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
#7 - Hovea Falls via Eagle View and Wildflower Track
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#8 - Eagle View Walk Loop
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
#9 - John Forrest Loop via Eagle View Track
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
A beautiful track if you are looking for some solitude and great views. There are some steep hills at times making it challenging, but rewarding. Offline map recommended, as there are no trail markers at the beginning and it is incredibly easy to take the WRONG path, particularly during the first 5km or so.Show more
#10 - Wildflower Walk and Eagle View Loop
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
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