Warren River Loop Trail
Warren National Park
Directions - From the centre of Pemberton head west along Vasse Hwy until you reach Old Vasse Rd. Turn right and follow it all the way until you see signs for the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. Turn into the car park and the trail head is located on the eastern side next to the information board.
The Hike - With a week booked off work to help my parents move into their new home and paint a few rooms, I had planned an escape for one day to see some of the best day hikes in the South West. My planning had narrowed down the location to Pemberton and after taking in the 10km Gloucester Route in the morning, it was going to be hard to top that experience. Luckily for me Pemberton is full of great hikes and I had the opportunity to explore a walk that has been rated one of TrailsWA's Top Trails. That rating isn't handed out lightly so I was looking forward to experiencing it for myself after reading about Donovan's own trip on The Long Way's Better. The drive from the Gloucester Route takes you through Pemberton town and towards the Old Vasse Hwy. Sealed roads soon give way to orange gravel but the rally driving is cut short as the entrance to the Warren National Park appears. As I had already paid for a day pass at Gloucester NP I didn't need to use the pay centre but if this is your only national park visit for the day then make sure you have correct change and fill out one of the envelopes.