King Jarrah Heritage Trail, Lane Poole, Dwellingup

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Rated: 43211 (4/5), based on 1 review.

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Mark Dutton

43211

Completed in just under 4.5hrs (5/July/2015). Weather was good for trail walk like this, nice and cool. Luckily no rain. I wouldn't take this on in Summer. Probably do-able in under 4 hours if you don't stop to enjoy the scenery and help lost 4WDs. Take note of the Grade 4 rating. The Western side of the track is rather steep at the North and South ends. The The valleys into Christmas brook and Dawn Creek are steep too but not as bad. I had intended to walk the East side first as a warm up, then tackle the Western side. I'm glad I didn't. The ascent from Nanga Mill onto the first plateau is 170m and the inclination is murder. However, once you've done that the worst climb is out of the way. The Western side is far more appealing imo as it's just a thin walk trail. Easily definable, and travelling through some amazing scenery. Very lush and green. Plenty of birds and some amazing fungi at this time of year. Luckily I had no rain but the decent into Big Brook is slippery and slow going, Add some rain and it would be a tad dangerous. Eastern side is flat compared with West side. It's rather dull too, basically a single lane 4WD track. Rather muddy after recent rains. Some worthwhile rest points when the road nears the Murray River that have some amazing watery scenery. Overall: Expect a challenge. Do in Winter when cooler and brooks/creeks are flowing. Again?: Yes, but only with another person(s). Definitely West then East smile

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