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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 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

  • Michelle PresentSurprise Avatar
    Michelle PresentSurprise
    17 Sep 2019 - Google

    Hikes are safe, and the leaders are very helpful. Grateful for the experiences.

    Claire Matsen Avatar
    Claire Matsen
    positive review 
    14 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    Brilliant hike today with new and old friends!! Well organised and a perfect start to the day 😃😃

  • Diane Grennan Avatar
    Diane Grennan
    03 Aug 2020 - Google

    1st time with The Hike Collective today, went on the Mason & Bird wine/grazing hike. Perfect way to spend a... read more

    Anniquelee Lee Avatar
    Anniquelee Lee
    06 Jul 2020 - Google

    Great hike through Whistlepipe Gully, very informative. Great friendly group and the leaders were amazing

  • Lesley Blight Avatar
    Lesley Blight
    positive review 
    28 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    We did the Sullivan Rock to Mt Cuthbert and return today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Leaders in each group were great... read more

    Nikki Cairns Avatar
    Nikki Cairns
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    Highly recommend The Hike Collection.
    It's a great way to see some of the stunning locations WA has to offer...
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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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