The sealed 4km Big Brook Dam Walk Track follows the shores of the dam allowing stroller and wheelchair access, and is also ideal for walking, running and cycling.

The regrowth forest, now 60 years old, provides pure water, animal homes, timber and an inspiring backdrop for visitors, just as the old forest once did, and the dam, built in 1986, is purposed to supplement water supplies to the town and trout hatchery.

The Big Brook trail loops around the dam, passing through the Big Brook forest. Young karri trees grow vigorously, greedily absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, to convert into cellulose and wood fibre. By acting collectively as a carbon sink, they can help slow the projected greenhouse effect. As you walk along the trail through the regrowth forest, keep an eye out for waterfowl on the dam, and many other forest birds, if you can’t see them, chances are you will hear them in the treetops. Try to identify the Warren River cedar trees, before crossing Big Brook on a log bridge.

Keep following the trail, which circles back along the other side of the dam to your starting point. Stop at the bird hides, fishing platforms and other shelters along the way, where you will find information about the karri forest environment.

Dogs may be taken to the dam on a leash except around the beach area, and are not allowed in water.