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Christmas Tree Creek Walk Trail, John Forrest NP

  • Half day
  • 10.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

A moderate 10.5 kilometre loop exploring the most scenic parts of the Eagle View Walk Trail, before traversing across the park towards Hovea Falls, via a steep and challenging incline.

Refreshing river crossings can be found throughout winter and spring
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Ranger's Office, John Forrest National Park, 28km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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Situated in the Darling Ranges, John Forrest is the oldest National Park in Western Australia and passes through varied vegetation types, including heathlands, open wandoo woodlands and mixed jarrahmarri-wandoo forest.

The Christmas Tree Creek Walk Trail may be a shorter version of the Eagle View Walk Trail but it does not lack in views and challenging climbs. On the 10.5 kilometre loop, you will follow alongside creeks, walk amongst wildflowers and finish with a glimpse of the Hovea Falls, as you near the end of the trail. Also with National Park being a popular spot for kangaroos, be sure to keep an eye out on this particular trail.

A good level of fitness is required and expect some steep inclinces to traverse with loose and slippery surfaces. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sturdy walking shoes.

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(08) 9290 6100

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Time / Duration

At least 4 hours


10.5km loop

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Ranger's Office, John Forrest National Park, 28km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Walkers must register before they head off and when they return.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycles Prohibited
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

July to October for the wildflowers and waterfalls


National Park fees

Trail Access


Prohibited Items

No pets or bikes
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4 trail goers have rated Christmas Tree Creek Walk Trail, John Forrest NP as 4.75 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Bruce Weiland

Reviewed 16 Jun 2022, 1:21pm

Walked the trail yesterday. Already some wildflowers out so stopped for some photo opportunities. Took approx 2.75 hours. Varying terrain and trail surface makes it interesting. Saw some birds and, amazingly, tadpoles! I haven't seen tadpoles for years. Good to see that we haven't made taddies/frogs totally extinct yet. Only thing spoiling the serenity was the proliferation of planes overhead. A very worthwhile walk that I look forward to repeating when more wildflowers are out in coming months.
Olivia Brookes

Reviewed 17 Oct 2021, 8:48am

Very well marked. I loved this trail, beautiful views of the city in the distance. Can be difficult in some parts with rocky, incline sections but for the most it is flat. A few water fall/pool stops along the way. We saw a few snakes so be aware and kangaroos of course!!
Chanteya Macphail

Reviewed 15 Nov 2020, 6:21pm

Very well marked and easy to follow. A few tough steeps but overall lots of variety in the terrain.
Emily J

Reviewed 11 Aug 2020, 3:31pm

Great walk, very well marked.

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