Rating: 500 Frequent Bio Points
King Karri Trail
Distance: 4.2 km circuit
Easy 1 -2 hour walk
The entrance to the King Karri trail is off the Wheatley Coast Road towards the South West Highway.
Not far from the entrance I thought a fallen tree had crossed the track. It wasn’t a tree, but a massive branch from the top of one of the huge trees.
A reminder not to walk in the forests during storms (or the day after)!
There are two named trees along the trail; Shaggy Karri and the Hollow Butt King Karri They are 300 to 400 years old and over 60 metres high!
Recently the Hollow Butt King Karri had succumbed to nature and crashed down to the forest floor. I’m very glad I wasn’t admiring it when it fell across the path.
Hollow Butt before (2015).
Hollow Butt after! (2016)
Overall this is a delightful and easy walk. Listen to the bird life in the ambiance of the forest air (including magpies and kookaburras).
Time Machine: Listening to these sounds takes me right back to this place and time!