Harewood Trail extended

Locals and visitors can now enjoy connecting with nature along the newly extended Harewood Trail in Denmark’s Harewood State Forest.

Harewood Trail crew from Denmark trail building company Monkey Rock Co

The project has been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service which is part of DBCA.

The 2.8km loop trail starts and ends at the carpark on Scottsdale Road. It is suitable for most ages and fitness levels and is dog friendly.

This trail is in Denmark’s winery region, so it’s expected to be popular with tourists. An excellent opportunity to walk off a long lunch and meander through some spectacular karri regrowth, listening to the bird chorus in the canopy.

The purple colour of Cortinarius archeri, a fungus NOT for eating,
fades to brownish overtime. Photo Credit: Bron Anderson, DBCA

Harewood is particularly well known for its fungi, with some colourful displays, clinging to fallen timber.

There are still some old interpretation signs along the original section of trail highlighting the logging era when the Millar family logged this forest.

One cautionary note is that the parking area on busy Scottsdale Road is limited and so you should be alert to oncoming traffic and take extra care when backing out onto the road.

Harewood Forest. Photo credit: Bron Anderson

If you take your four-footed furry friend, please ensure it is always on a lead. Dogs are not allowed in national parks for wildlife conservation purposes but this is a trail in a State Forest, nevertheless so ensuring that dogs do not chase wildlife continues to be extremely important.

You can find a map and more information about the Harewood Trail on the TrailsWA website.