Bushwalking Trails


Lane Poole Reserve is a popular destination for hikers with bushwalking trails of varying length and difficulty. Start with a gentle stroll amongst the forest to before taking on full-day or overnight hikes. There are about 500 species of native flora in the park and during the Spring months of September to November, the park blooms with native wildflowers. Whether you plan to camp in the park or just visit for the day, don't miss the opportunity to get out on the trails.

Quick FActs

  • 4 Bushwalking Trails To Explore in Lane Poole Reserve
  • Park Fees Start From $8
  • Lane Poole Reserve Is Open Every Day

Day walks in Dwellingup

Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail cross paths in Lane Poole Reserve. Not everyone is a dedicated 'end-to-end' walker, but you can still claim bragging rights where some of the day walks in the reserve cross paths with their epic cousins. Always consider your fitness level when choosing a walking trail.

Island Pool Walk Trail

2.1km (approx. 1hr)

The trail leaves the southern corner of the upper car park, up a flight of steps and a steep rise though jarrah forest and wattles. At this point, the forest begins to thin a little and the balgas (grass tree) become more numerous. Continue along a gentle slope up the valley side.

Balgas begin to dominate as the trail passes between granite outcrops. You are now at the highest part of the trail. There is a seat where you can rest awhile and take in the views of the valley below.

Begin your decent down a gentle slope. The track zig zags for a short distance down a steeper part of the valley side and moves back into the jarrah forest. From here, it is a short distance back to the upper carpark.

Facilities available: car parking, toilet facilities at the start/finish of walk trail loop. Picnic tables available across from the trailhead at Island Pool day use area.

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Nanga Brook Walk Trail

2km, one way (approx. 90mins)

The Nanga Brook Walk Trail passes through the Nanga area which was once a thriving timber mill town, operating from 1900 until the devastating fires of 1961. The trail can be started from either Nanga townsite or Nanga Mill campground.

Entrance to the trail at Nanga Townsite is towards the western end of the campground, opposite a parking bay, near the brook. Pass the trailhead sign through a grove of tea trees down to the creek across the bridge, then uphill thought the dense undergrowth of the jarrah forest. The trail meanders along Nanga Brook through to Nanga Mill campground assisted from time to time with wooden steps. The walk returns along the same path to Nanga Townsite where the remains of orchards planted by the early residents can be seen.

Entrance to the trail at Nanga Mill campground is towards the eastern end of the site, above the small wooden bridge that crosses the creek.

Facilities available: Car parking, picnic tables, campsites and toilet facilities available at both ends of the walk trail.

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Chuditch Walk Trail

Short loop 6km (approx. 3hrs), medium loop 7km (approx. 3.5hrs), long loop 9km (approx. 4.5hrs).

Start this bushwalking trail at either Chuditch or Nanga Mill campgrounds. The majority of the track is on wide trails with gentle gradients. There is a short section of narrower trail near Chuditch that has short steep sections. The walk passes mostly through jarrah forest with impressive stands of grass trees. Observe small woodland birds such as Scarlet Robins and Red-winged Fairy Wrens amongst the understory, or Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos feeding high up in the canopy.

Be aware of vehicles and bikes as the trail shares sections of the Munda Biddi Trail and 4WD Tracks.

Facilities available: car parking, picnic tables, campsites and toilet facilities available at both Chuditch and Nanga Mill campgrounds. An undercover camp kitchen with gas BBQs are available at the Chuditch picnic area.

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King Jarrah Walk Trail

18km (approx. 5-6hrs)

The trail commences at Nanga Mill campground. A trailhead sign marks the start of the trail and can be located on the southern side of the road that passes through the campground. Follow North Junction Form for 7.5km. This was once a rail formation from the days of timber harvesting in the area. North Junction Form becomes King Jarrah Form. Continue on King Jarrah Form for 1.7km past the locked gate until the trail turns right off the form. From this point, walkers looking for a picnic spot may wish to continue south on the King Jarrah Form for 200m to a small, cleared area and toilet.

After leaving King Jarrah Form, the walk trail passes the King Jarrah tree. The trail crosses Dawn Creek Road. From here it is 5.2km back to Nanga Mill with some steeper sections. Along the way, the trail crosses a number of old vehicle tracks and small creeks.

Be aware of vehicles and bikes as the trail shares sections of the Munda Biddi Trail and 4WD Tracks.

Facilities available: car parking, picnic tables, campsites and toilet facilities are available at Nanga Mill Campsite.

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Park Information

Vehicle Entry Fees: $17 per vehicle per day for up to eleven legally seated people per vehicle, concession price $10

Entry Station: The Lane Poole Reserve entry station is located 7.5 kilometres south of Dwellingup.  Park Road, between the entry station and Dwaarlindjirraap, and the access road to Nanga Brook Road are sealed. All other roads within the park are gravel and their condition will vary depending on the weather.

Annual Park Passes:   Available to book online at https://shop.dbca.wa.gov.au/collections/park-passes

Dogs: Friendly dogs are permitted in the reserve but are required to stay on leads at all times

Safety First:  Know the park and know the conditions of the park before you go. Always tell someone of your plans and be bushfire aware.

For enquires contact Lane Poole Reserve Entry Station on weekends 9538 1536 or Parks and Wildlife Services Dwellingup Office on 9538 1078 during office hours, Monday to Friday

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Explore More Of The Park

There is so much to do in Lane Poole Reserve and Dwellingup that you'll want to come back to visit again and again. Canoeing, fishing and swimming are great things to do when the weather is a little too hot for bushwalks. Adventure awaits!