Horse Yard Hill is the name given to the area once used to corral the horses of the first European group settlers in the town in 1930.
As you wind along the trail, you will you pass through the three main woodlands types of the area, being marri, karri, karri sheoak and tingle. Helpful information plaques help you identify a marri, from a karri, karri oak and a yellow tingle. The plaques cover typical understorey plants, include the tassel flower, karri wattle, karri oak, bull banksia, zamia palm and snottygobble (Persoonia longifolia).
The route starts from the information centre carpark. The first 120 metres follow a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk through peppermint trees. Anyone interested in birdwatching will love this trail as striated pardalotes, willie wagtails, red-eared firetails, white-breasted robins, new holland honeyeaters, and western whistlers are all frequent visitors of the area.
This, gently undulating track is easy to walk and has two picnic tables along the way making it a perfect place to stop for lunch and a cuppa during a long road trip. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and walking. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.