This popular established trail within John Forrest National Park was constructed by the Perth Bushwalkers Club during 1993-98. The Trail was selected by DSR and DEC in late 2008 to be promoted as Trails WA “Top Trails”. It gives access to the less known northern area of the Park as well as the familiar Jane Brook area, including the National Park Falls and Hovea Falls. The walk covers varied terrain (including moderately steep in places), partly along stream valleys and partly along the top of the Darling Scarp, past granite tors, and across laterite plateaus. There are impressive views across the Swan Coastal Plain to distant Perth and across the stream valleys. The track also passes through varied vegetation types, including heathlands, open wandoo woodlands and mixed jarrah-marri-wandoo forest.
Some of the streamsides in the Park, especially along Jane Brook, are severely infested with Watsonia, an introduced pink- to red-flowering weed, which chokes out the native heathland. DBCA and volunteers are now using a selective herbicide 2-2DPA (‘Dalapon’) to destroy the weed with encouraging results so far, including re-emergence of native heathland plants. Efforts by community groups to locally control this highly invasive weed elsewhere along the Darling Scarp, and at Piesse Brook, also appear to have had some local success.
Sections of this trail (about 1/3 of the walk length) are also incorporated into the WalkGPS Northern John Forrest National Park Walk on this site. This additional walk provides for some off-track heathland and forest walking.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: See Alerts/Issues for information on DBCA re-alignments of the Eagle View Trail expected to be completed during 2023. See DBCA web page for the project details, including the trails plans.