Length: 15kms / Grade: 3

Eagle View Walk trail in John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park was Western Australia’s first national park. It was declared as a conservation reserve in 1898 and proclaimed a national park in 1900. The original name of this park was Greenmount National Park. John Forrest National park was named in honour of Sir John Forrest in 1947. Furthermore he was a famous explorer and statesman.

While there are 7 walks in total in this national park, all are of varied lengths, ranging from 300m to a 16km loop walk. The Eagle View Walk trail in the John Forrest National Park was beautiful. However, there was no water in the falls but the rest of the walk was truly lovely.

This national park has been well maintained and as I write this they were doing a lot of upgrading of the picnic areas and planting of native trees and bushes. The John Forrest National Park has been the best park I have walked in so far. There is a fee to enter this park but it is worth it as the signs are great and well positioned and the trails are well maintained.

The Eagle View Walk trail was not too difficult. However, there were a couple of climbs but not steep. In some places the trail was rocky and pebbly you just need to take extra care. Over all a thoroughly enjoyable walk. There were spectacular views over the Perth city and the coastal plains. The Eagle View Walk also had a lot of shade so this made for a more enjoyable walk.

I would definitely walk the Eagle View Walk trail again. When? Spring to see the abundance of wildflowers and Winter to see the flowing of the waterfalls.

N.B.

Finally it is best to walk the Eagle View Walk trail clockwise and this is stated on the website.
I walked this Eagle trail again on 4 Aug 18 and the difference from June 18 to August 18 with the amount of water was amazing! In fact we could not walk the complete Eagle trail as there were several places flooded and so could not cross.Still an amazing walk.Click on this link to see the video of the August walk.

John Forest NP walk August 18

For more information click on this link: Information John Forrest National Park

Some parts of trail very rocky

Some parts of trail very rocky

Great signage along the way

Great signage along the way

These maps along the way too were great!

These maps along the way too were great!