Located in the picturesque Perth hills, Korung National Park is a bushwalkers’ paradise.
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Located around the townsites of Karragullen and Pickering Brook, Korung National Park is a popular spot for bushwalking and mountain biking. The Munda Biddi Bike Trail runs through parts of this park, and there are several designated walk trails which you can try. The park comes alive in the springtime when the wildflowers are at their peak.
A quick 45 minute drive from the Perth CBD, Korung National Park is accessible by all vehicles.
There are numerous walk trails through the park which cater for all fitness abilities.
Starting at the corner of Anembo Road and Morton Road, the Carmel Walk Trail can be done as a continuous walking loop or broken into two sections. Passing through open woodland and farmland, including orchards, this pleasant walk is marked with red triangles along its length. Distance: 5.1km Time: Allow 1.5 hours Class: 3 Moderately Easy.
The Mason & Bird Heritage Trail is a walk trail beginning at Bickley Reservoir and retracing the route of Mason and Bird’s timber tramway to the site of the original mill. The timber line was opened by Governor Weld in 1872, and crosses Munday Brook over what is believed to be one of the oldest existing timber bridges in Australia. Distance: 3km Time: Allow 1 hour Class: 3 Moderately Easy.
Starting at the southern end of the Lesmurdie Lions Lookout car park, the Lions Lookout Walk Trail takes you through open woodland of Jarrah, Casuarina and Banksia up into the hills for spectacular views west of the Perth city skyline and Swan Coastal Plain and east to the Bickley Valley and resevoir. Stop in at Kanyana Wildlife Sanctuary to see the work they are doing to protect West Australia’s endangered creatures. The walk is marked with pale blue triangles along its length. Distance: 4km Time: Allow 1.5 hours Class: 4 Moderate.
The start point for the Victoria Resevoir Walk Trail is the car park before the gates into the Reservoir. Note that the gates to the reservoir close at 5.00pm. Taking you past the new Victoria Dam, the old dam wall and pits from which kaolin was extracted in the 1960’s for use at the Orange Grove brickworks, the trail has informative signs explaining the sights and stories around you. The trail is marked with purple triangles. Distance: 6km Time: Allow 2 hours Class: 3 Moderately Easy.
The start point for the Chanel Ten Tower Walk is a gravel car park approximately 200m off Pomeroy Road. The walk takes you up a hill through groves of Casuarina, Banksia and Jarrah trees before you come across the Chanel Ten broadcasting tower. Some parts of this walk can be confusing, so make sure you follow the pink triangle trail markers. Distance: 5km Time: Allow 1 hour Class: 2 Easy.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au