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Follow the blue markers and catch your first close-up glimpse of the karri forest from this short loop trail. Only three kilometres from Pemberton, this trail starts from the famous Gloucester Tree.
Follow the blue markers and catch your first close-up glimpse of the karri forest from this short loop trail. Only three kilometres from Pemberton, this trail starts from the famous Gloucester Tree. As you stroll along the track, pause to gaze up at the tall trees competing for space in the sky. You can see that a forest is just like any other natural community - only the strong survive. Below them, the thick understorey is a mass of plant life. Look closely to see the vines and creepers scrambling up the trunks of smaller trees, the vivid mosses and fungi clinging to fallen logs and the bark dangling like tattered clothing on the trees. In spring, the wildflowers raise their colourful heads as the butterflies come to life. Take your time - enjoy your first taste of the forest. It’s sure to whet your appetite for more bushwalking.
About the region
Centrally located in the 'Southern Forests and Valleys" region the quaint timber towns of Pemberton and Northcliffe and the coastal settlement of Windy Harbour are, without a doubt, the green jewels in Australia's South West. With their towering Karri forests, rich agricultural lands and stunning Southern Ocean providing rich experiences and adventure options for every visitor. This Spring expect to see the forests veiled in a cascade of purple, white and yellow wildflowers.
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: Pemberton, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.