Balingup to Donnelly River

Length - 56km

Campsites - 2

Time - 2-3 days

Date Hiked - September 2018

Moving into the transitional zone between the Jarrah and Karri forest, this section has a lot of variety on offer. While the campsite at Blackwood is a shadow of its former self after the 2013 Southampton bushfires, it still offers sunset views that rival some of the campsites in the Darling Range. As you move further towards Donnelly River you will notice the forest start to change as the magic of the Karri forest takes hold. Finishing at the picturesque village of Donnelly River, enjoy a rest amongst the tall trees and makes friends with the local wildlife. 

Length - 17.4km 

Time - 4-7 hours

Vertical Climb - 536m

Shelter Style - Deep South

Highlights - Blackwood Valley, Farmland 

Length - 18km 

Time - 4-7 hours

Vertical Climb - 521m

Shelter Style - Standard

Highlights - Millstream, Blackwood River 

Length - 20.5km 

Time - 4-7 hours

Vertical Climb - 407m

Shelter Style - Track Town

Highlights - Karri Forest, Donnelly River 

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