Time: 2 ½ - 3 hours
Location: This walk is in the State Forest at Canning Mills. Turn off Canning road at Old Station Road and drive to the north side of the Karragullen oval.
Description: This is a long circuit walk, generally fairly flat, in mixed forest which like most of this area, was extensively logged in the late 19th century. It is now part of the Korung National Park. Care should be taken at the beginning and end of the walk to locate the markers to ensure that you are on the right track. You should also use the distances between waypoints which are printed on the map to check your progress and verify your position.
Trail markers for this walk are pink
Start point: Start point: The parking area at the northern end of the oval. The start point is a Shire of Kalamunda walk trail sign with a red marker in the corner.
1. A T-junction, turn right. Ignore several tracks to the left.
2. Turn left at the T-junction.
3. Go straight through the crossroad.
4. Turn left here. It is a T-junction, turn down the shaft of the T. Look carefully for the marker on a tree.
5. At this Y-junction, take the left fork as indicated by the trail marker.
6. When you reach the formed road, Carinyah Road, turn left.
7. After a short distance, take the left fork onto a good track which was probably an old railway line. Ignore several tracks to the left and right.
8. Cross the creek at a collapsed bridge. This is about the half-way point of the walk.
9. Turn left off the main track at an indistinct cross road. This turning point is not easy to see, it is in a natural clearing and there is a fallen tree to the right of the track.*The section of the track between waypoint 9 and waypoint 10 is overgrown, and several fallen trees have to be negotiated.
10. Reach the rear of a farm and turn left at the T-junction
11. Canning Road is about 30 metres to your left.
12. This is point 1. Turn right here and walk to the car park to complete the walk.
To help reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback along this walk trail and in the surrounding area:
- Don’t spread soil or mud around bushland, in particular during spring & autumn;
- Stick to tracks & paths;
- Observe signage in your local bushland reserve and stay out of quarantined areas in bushland.