Eagle View Walk

4 h 30 min to 7 h

15 km
circuit

↑ 428 m
↓ -428 m

Hard track
Starting from the Ranger's Office just off Park Road, Hovea, this walk takes you on a circuit within John Forrest National Park, the oldest national park in WA. Taking in some of the park's less explored destinations, it takes you on a journey over undulating terrain through unparalleled scenery with great views over the area. The trail is a bushwalker's delight, covering various relatively pristine habitats and boasting spectacular wildflower displays in spring. The trail is well maintained and signposted with yellow triangles that have a black eagle on them. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.8832002,116.0922684)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Eastern Highway, 94
  • Turn on to Park Road, 201 then drive for 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Park Road and drive for another 800 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 340 m
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Ranger's Office just off Park Road, Hovea, head over the bridge across Jane Brook directly north of the Ranger's Office. Choose which direction you will take at the trail head sign, and continue the Eagle View Walk. Keep in mind that the track is designed to be walked in a clockwise direction.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 50 m back from the start).
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
Turn left, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 790 m (at the intersection of Eagle View Track & Wildflower Walk) continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 1.3 km continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 175 m turn right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 195 m come to the "Eagle View Lookout" (10 m on your left).
After another 10 m veer right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 670 m veer left, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 90 m turn left, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 50 m turn right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 115 m pass the "Point D" (on your left).
After another 760 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 740 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 30 m pass the "Point C" (on your right).
After another 2 km pass the "Red Hill" (145 m on your left).
After another 40 m veer right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 10 m pass the "Point B" (on your left).
After another 1.3 km turn right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 1.9 km continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 250 m veer left, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 20 m pass the "Point A" (on your right).
After another 340 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 185 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 840 m (at the intersection of Wildflower Walk & Eagle View Track) continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
The starting point of an alternate route. A slightly longer alternate route taking you to the Hovea Falls Viewpoint, where you can better view the cascades. To take the alternate route turn left here. Details below.
After another 790 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (North Loop) & Eagle View Track) veer right, to head along Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (North Loop) (a walking track).
Then pass the "Heritage Trail" (on your left).
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (North Loop).
After another 215 m pass the sign (on your left).
At the intersection of Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (North Loop) & Eagle View Track turn left, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 20 m turn right, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Eagle View Track.
After another 60 m come to the end.

A slightly longer alternate route taking you to the Hovea Falls Viewpoint, where you can better view the cascades.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 205 m turn right.
After another 20 m come to the "Hovea Falls" (20 m on your left).
After another 420 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Eagle View Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 15 km
Time 4 h 30 min to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -39 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-39 m[toilet]
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