Crooked Brook Forest Path Circuit
Starting from the Crooked Brook Forest car park off Boyanup-Ferguson Road, Crooked Brook, this walk takes you on a circuit around Crooked Brook via the Forest Path. The Forest Path is a short, simple and well thought out loop trail that circumnavigates Crooked Brook, providing easy access to an area of natural bushland in the Ferguson Valley. A dedicated group of volunteers has developed this wonderful forest to provide facilities to all visitors, including the disabled and elderly. The path has a concrete surface suitable for wheelchairs or prams and accessible in wet weather. There are heaps of benches along the way, as well as a wheelchair-accessible drop toilet and covered shelters with picnic tables and gas barbecues. The trail takes walkers alongside the winter brook that runs through the forest, crossing two footbridges and passing a peaceful billabong. A series of interpretive plaques describe the native species and the history of the forest. You may spot western brush wallabies, grey fantails, Gould's monitors and the rare red-tailed black cockatoo. There's a distinctive energy and landscape to this place each season, so try to come at different times. In winter, see the brook overflow the billabong to create a sparkling crystal waterfall. Discover the profusion of wildflowers scattered throughout the forest, which are particularly spectacular in spring. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.