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About Glen Brook Trail, John Forrest NP
The Glen Brook Trail is a 2.2km loop in John Forrest National Park starting and finishing at the main picnic area and skirting around the Glen Brook Dam. It features scenic views over the dam and a multitude of wildflowers during spring.
John Forrest National Park is one of Australia's oldest conservation areas and Western Australia's first national park proclaimed in November 1900.
The visitor area contains barbecue and picnic facilities and cultivated gardens of native plants. The rest of the park is largely undeveloped and is home to a variety of plant communities and wildlife.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to an hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Picnic Area, John Forrest NP
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
FacilitiesThere is a tavern in the Park.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
Best time of year
August to October for wildflowers but beautiful all year round.
National Park Pass is required
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Glen Brook Trail startThe Glen Brook Trail, starts and finishes from the picnic area in John Forrest National Park.
1930’s picnic shelter1930’s picnic shelter, John Forrest NP
Glen Brook DamThe easy Glen Brook Trail skirts around the Glen Brook Dam.
Glen Brook DamPerfect for a short stroll after your picnic and great for families.
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