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.
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3 trail goers have rated Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup as 4 out of 5!
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Steve Chilcott rated Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup a 5 out of 5
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 rated Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup a 4 out of 5
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 rated Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup a 3 out of 5
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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Hikers on trail
Hikers on the Marri Trail in Crooked Brook Forest
Wattle beside trail
Crooked Brook Forest is full of wildflowers in spring
Hakea in Flower
Hakea on the Marri Trail
Tall pineapple bush
Crooked Brook Forest has picnic shelters and other facilities which are wheelchair accessible.
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