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This ten kilometre moderate trail loops through towering karri forest; over hills; down gullies and across hidden creeks and waterfalls. A rewaRoading and beautiful trail commencing in the Gloucester National Park near Pemberton.
Follow the black markers for a rich karri experience, and step out along this trail which starts from the Gloucester Tree picnic site. Although quite steep and difficult in sections, the trail is very rewaRoading. It loops through the towering karri forest - both young and old - in the Gloucester National Park, then leads you over hills, down gullies and across hidden creeks and waterfalls with moss-covered logs as foot bridges. Plan for a half day adventure and pack lunch, a flask of water and a raincoat. There is a cafÃƒƒ© at the Lavender and Berry Farm at about the half way point. Why not stop for a cuppa.
About the region
Only 3km from Pemberton, Gloucester National Park is home to Western Australia’s most famous karri tree. The Gloucester Tree was once a fire lookout tree and can now be climbed by the public. Those who do venture up the 153 pegs to the top will be rewarded with commanding views of the karri forest and surrounding farmland. The karri forest is home to many native mammal species such as quenda, quokkas, mardos and dunnarts. These animals are shy and rarely seen. Sit quietly in the forest at Cascades and you may be rewarded with the sight of honeyeaters, wrens, fantails and robins flitting around through the undergrowth.
The Gloucester National Park is accessible via sealed roads from Pemberton.
Start Point: Gloucester National Park at the Gloucester Tree. Pemberton is 330km (4 hours) south of Perth.
End Point: Gloucester National Park at the Gloucester Tree
Region: Gloucester National Park, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.