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Harewood Forest Walk Trail, Denmark

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Harewood Forest Walk Trail is fantastic to visit all year round. Cool and shady in summer, ablaze with wildflowers in spring and it’s a great place to go looking for fungi in the wetter months of the year. Informative signs along the way interpret Denmark’s history.

Harewood Forest Walk Trail
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Trail Start

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417km South West of Perth (4.5hrs), Off Scotsdale Rd


Scotsdale Brook

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Harewood Forest was logged of all large timber in the late 1800's. It has recovered and is now a great example of regrowth karri forest. 

Now you can follow the 2.8km walktrail through the lush riverine vegetation and tall karri trees. The trail follows the Scotsdale Brook for the first ....m before climbing up through the whispery karri oak and karri hazel to the top of the ridge. The views back down the valley are lovely as you follow the trail back to the carpark. 

For those who prefer a shorter walk, the first 800m of trail along the river is a great way to experience the karri forest. 

Here are some reasons to visit Harewood:

- Interpretive signs along the path tell the story of Denmark's history.

- The different forms and colours of the fungi that grow here in the wetter months are quite amazing. 

- The trail is alive with colourful wildflowers in Spring. 

- It's a cool, shady spot for a picnic in summer.

- Best of all, you can walk with your dog at Harewood Forest!

Harewood Forest is located along Scotsdale road, 12km from the centre of Denmark (a 10-minute drive). 

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

08 9840 0400

Denmark Visitor Centre

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


2.8km loop walk

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

417km South West of Perth (4.5hrs), Off Scotsdale Rd

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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.

Difficulty Notes

Some sections of this walk trail are steep and there are some steps. You may encounter natural hazards such as fallen branches.
This trail can be wet and slippery after rain.


  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

All year round

Trail Access

By road

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1 trail goers have rated Harewood Forest Walk Trail, Denmark as 5 out of 5!

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Helen Coleman

Reviewed 23 Nov 2021, 1:19pm

The project to upgrade the trail is a complete success. It is a thoroughly enjoyable hike and has the added bonuses of being dog friendly AND you can play Pokemon Go on the lower part of the trail.

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