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Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup

  • Half day
  • 10 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Marri Trail is a 10 kilometre moderate walk through jarrah and marri forest in the Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup. The trail has several scenic lookouts spots over Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley.

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Trail Start

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Crooked Brook Road, 10km south of Dardanup, 180km (2.5hours) south of Perth.

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Crooked Brook Road,

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With minor undulations this trail makes a pleasant walk and the wildfowers are abundant in spring. The walk is signposted with a marri nut emblem. 

A section of the trail is multi-purpose and shared with the Munda Biddi Mountain Bike Trail. It is advisable to carry drinking water.

Crooked Brook Forest is a beautiful recreation site situated just 25km from the centre of Bunbury, in the Shire of Dardanup and adjacent to the beautiful Ferguson Valley. This popular forest destination lies within State forest managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and has been developed by the local community into ‘a forest for all people’. It provides access for elderly and disabled visitors as well as challenges for the more energetic walker.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service

+61 8 9776 1207

Ferguson Valley Visitor Centre

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours

Length

10km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Crooked Brook Road, 10km south of Dardanup, 180km (2.5hours) south of Perth.

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Trail End

Crooked Brook Road,

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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.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform

Best time of year

April to November

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Trail Access

Road 2WD

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3 trail goers have rated Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup as 4 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.

Steve Chilcott

Reviewed 2 Feb 2017, 9:18am

Great running trail and also makes a beautiful walk trail. It is well signed (signs were replaced or remarked early 2016 I think) there is 180m of elevation over the loop. The full loop is actually 8.8km - 8.9km so a little short of the 10km suggested, If you add in the shorter 1.5km trail around the creek/dam thing 10km is possible for those looking for distance.
Great view from the lookout around the 8km mark. 3 main hill climbs get the heart rate and lactic acid pumping. Mainly solid bush sand or pea gravel surfaces that are in good condition.
Plenty of Kangaroos, Cockatoos and other wild life around the course.
Toilets, water fountain and BBQ huts (Electric BBQ's) at the main carpark.
A shorter 1.5km loop around the dam is also a nice run/walk.
There is a 600m concrete pathway around the dam / creek thing where my kids spend hours racing each other on their bikes while I'm cooking lunch. Love this trail, run out there every couple of weeks. Beautiful.
Cynthia Van der Wielen

Reviewed 9 Oct 2016, 8:31pm

A really enjoyable walk, most of the trail is in the bush with very few tourists when we went. The trail is quite easy but concentration and focus is required in some spots along the trail. Definitely worth visiting!
Brad Mills

Reviewed 10 Dec 2015, 9:31am

Nice walk with good signage markers.... It is quite an easy walk with no real challenges....

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