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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Boyanup Picton Road and drive for another 11.8 km
Turn left onto Dillon Road and drive for another 1.4 km
Turn left onto Twomey Road and drive for another 80 m
Turn right onto Crooked Brook Road and drive for another 4.6 km
Turn sharp right onto Munda Biddi Trail and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Crooked Brook Forest car park off Boyanup-Ferguson Road, Crooked Brook, head along the concrete path, passing a red 'Forest Path Circuit 600m' sign (to your left) and a sandy play area (to your right). Continue ahead along the concrete path, passing a shelter with a 'Welcome to Crooked Brook Forest' informational sign (to your right), and a picnic shelter shortly afterwards (to your left). Follow the concrete path ahead to continue the Crooked Brook Forest Path Circuit (counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After another 9 m turn right.
Then pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 300 m turn left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Crooked Brook Forest Path Circuit
Smooth & flat
10 min to 15 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)