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Wildflower Walk Trail, John Forrest NP Wildflower Walk Trail, John Forrest NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4.6 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

The 4.6km Wildflower Walk Trail is located in John Forrest NP. This Grade 3 trail is popular when the wildflowers are blooming, typically between August and November. Expect some short steep sections and slippery surfaces.

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Situated in the Darling Ranges, John Forrest is the oldest National Park in Western Australia and passes through varied vegetation types, including heathlands, open wandoo woodlands and mixed jarrah-marri-wandoo forest.

In wild flower season, this walk is lined with a variety of stunning flowers. Be sure to set aside extra time as you will find yourself taking plenty of breaks to stop and enjoy the colours.

Don't miss the brief diversion near the end of the trail to Hovea Falls, in winter or spring. It's a a great way to end your walk.

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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours


4.6km loop

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Ranger's Office, John Forrest National Park, 28km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Difficulty Notes

Expect some short steep sections and slippery surfaces

Hazards & Warnings

Walkers must register before they head off and when they return.


There is a family friendly tavern and restaurant in the park with a resident kangaroo.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycles Prohibited
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

August to November for wildflowers


National Park fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD, 30 minutes east of Perth.

Prohibited Items

Pets are not allowed. Bikes are prohibited, this is a walk trail only.
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5 trail goers have rated Wildflower Walk Trail, John Forrest NP as 3.8 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.

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Martin Hadley

Reviewed 10 Sep 2023, 10:17am

This is a pleasant walk most of the year but much better in Wildlflower Season as the water is also flowing better then too. Hovea Falls is a popular spot but be careful on the smooth rocks around it as they can be very slippery so keep an eye on young children. There is also an extensive rocky area extending above the falls and some scenic rock areas close by. Try not to walk on the lichen and mosses growing on the rocks as their life is tough enough without also being trampled and they are a very attractive addition to the rocks.
Johann Theart

Reviewed 2 Sep 2023, 2:49pm

Our first trail for the Spring. Nice and relatively easy
Daniel Pettigrove

Reviewed 3 Jun 2023, 9:33pm

Visited early morning when it was quite cold. Really enjoyed the trail, saw a couple of kangaroos along the way!
Nicholas Witham

Reviewed 19 Mar 2023, 1:29pm

Fairly easy trail. Great facilities at the start of the NP. Ranger on duty, even on the Sunday.
Took us about 1-1/2 hrs with 5 kids btwn 2-9yrs

Would like to come back when there's a bit of flowing water around, and check out the hovea falls.
Isabella Simmons

Reviewed 30 Jun 2022, 6:16pm

Really enjoyable trail! Went last October and the wildflowers were epic!

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