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Granite Trail, Foxes Lair, Narrogin

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Granite Trail in Foxes Lair Reserve, is a circuit which skirts alongside the Narrogin Arboretum and then loops back via remnants of the historic rifle range and rock outcrops of the overlooking hill. It passes through an interesting variety of vegetation types, and is suitable for families with small children. A pleasant picnic area with a nearby carpark is located beside two impressive boulders about 300 metres into the walk.

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Trail Start

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The trail starts at a car park at Range Road on the eastern side of Foxes Lair reserve.

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This is a great walk and picnic spot for families. Children can play amongst the rocks and trees, fossick for spent bullets on the old rifle range bank, and do the attached scavenger search. The section of trail from the trail head to the information bay is wheelchair accessable.

The following interpretive signs are being installed soon (2022):

  • The arboretum: a giant display cabinet for trees
  • Monster mushrooms: the epic Phlebotus Marginatus
  • Unique eucalypts: the bud cap and the name
  • The rifle range: a bank built for bullets
  • Poison peas. a blessing and a curse
  • Binneringie Dyke: a vast and ancient fertility factor

A part of this trail is a shared walk/cycle trail. The cycle trail around the arboretum is gently sloping, making it suitable for learner cyclists.

Dogs on a leash are welcome. Please pick up after your dog.

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Time / Duration

up to 1 hour

Length

1.6km

Trail Start

The trail starts at a car park at Range Road on the eastern side of Foxes Lair reserve.

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

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.

Difficulty Notes

The rocky section can be uneven due to outcropping rock on the trail

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

August to November is the best time for wildflowers.

Trail Access

Foxes Lair is on the edge of Narrogin 200 kilometres south of Perth. You can access this trail in two ways: 1. Enter Foxes Lair from Williams Road (opposite the caravan park) and drive through the internal road past the Marri and Claypit parking areas to the Arboretum picnic area. 2. The car park adjoining Range Road on the western side of Foxes Lair.

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