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John Forrest | Heritage Trail Guided Hike

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3 Hrs


10 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Immerse yourself into the historical highlights of the Heritage Trail on this 10km journey back in time.  John Forrest National Park is one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and Western Australia’s first national park. Located in the Darling Ranges about half an hour’s drive from Perth, the park offers excellent hiking options along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail.
Enjoy magnificent views over the city, the rush of water on one of the multiple waterfalls during winter, and the secret history of the railway, ‘fairy villages’, and ‘swimming pool’ of the early 1900’s.
There’s plenty of wildlife to observe including many native birds, kangaroos and bandicoots, while the wildflowers colour the landscape in the springtime.

Reflect on your hike while sitting back with a pint of beer, house wine, or soft drink from the “Parky” tavern as your hike concludes.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A guided 10km hike of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail from Parkerville to John Forrest National Park
  • Amazing and accurate historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds
  • Our private reservation and a drink 'on us' at the Parkerville Tavern post hike
  • A great experience with Perth's award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide

Tour Itinerary

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We head out on a 10km return adventure along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, which follows the route of the old Eastern Railway. We will pass through quaint hills community of Parkerville on our way into John Forrest National Park, exploring mini waterfalls, and historic tales of the railway that once was.


After your hike, join us for a drink at the Parkerville Tavern! First round is on us!
Enjoy locally sourced beer and wine, as well as delicious locally sourced food!

What To Bring

  • Hiking shoes or comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Hiking poles if required
  • Cash or credit card for any extra food and beverages at the Parkerville Tavern.
  • No dogs allowed

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

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    Monique Arrow
    positive review 
    13 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    I went on the 'hike and meditation' at mundaring weir with the hike collective for the first time and loved... read more

    Karen Malone Avatar
    Karen Malone
    positive review 
    11 Jan 2020 - Facebook

    Variety of hikes to choose from with knowledgeable friendly staff.

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    Shannon Patzwald
    positive review 
    24 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Very well organised and the guides were excellent. We had a great day. Highly recommended and looking forward to... read more

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    Samantha Houghton
    24 May 2020 - Google

    I wanted to try hiking and I was new to Perth. A friend recommended the Hike Collective and I'm so... read more

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    Connie Eldon
    positive review 
    19 May 2019 - Facebook

    Well organised and friendly ! lots of useful information given to us before , during and after the hike. ... read more

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    Jasmine M. Attenborough
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    I love the energy and camaraderie from this group. Everyone is there for the same reason and it creates an... read more

Additional Information

Toilets available at the half way stop point and at the end of the hike
We walk from Parkerville into the National Park, so no National Park entry fees apply.
We are parking at the gravel carpark opposite the Parkerville Tavern, and there is ample parking available.
This hike is considered grade two. It is suitable for families with young children. No bushwalking or hiking experience required. These trails tend to be on hard or compacted surfaces, with a small amount of loose surface.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
We are aware of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 and are working with our team and guests to ensure the safety and health of all of those we come into contact with. Our tours are currently limited to 8 guests and up to 2 hike leaders. We request that all hikers and hike leaders maintain the 2m social distancing required by law at this time. If you are unwell at the time of the tour commencing, we request that you remain at home and get in touch with us regarding transferring your ticket to another date. We appreciate your understanding at this time and thank you for supporting local.
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