Captain Fawcett 4x4 trail

Seasonal closure of Fawcett Track in Lane Poole Reserve


The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Fawcett Track, 4WD trail within Lane Poole Reserve, is now closed over winter due to unsafe road conditions.


The seasonal closure is to prevent unnecessary environmental damage to the track from further vehicle activity.


Further advice will be provided once the track has been reopened.


For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Perth Hills District office in Mundaring on (08) 9290 6100.



The Captain Fawcett Commemorative 4x4 trail is a 105 km track that showcases some of Western Australia's best Jarrah forests, historical farm houses, original settler trestle bridges, minor creek crossings and magnificent views.


The track provides ample opportunities for a day's adventure. The track starts at Dawn Creek Rd near Dwellingup.


4WD Section - The Track


The easy to medium grade 4WD section starts within the Lane Poole Conservation Reserve (see Map link below). Much of the track runs along old rail embankments where the timber trains once hauled the forest trees into various mills.


Remnants of an old rail bridge stand adjacent to the track. Other sections may be on tracks made by timber cutters to access the forest. There are places along the track where you can pull off and enjoy a picnic on your way.


Download a copy of the trail map and brochure here.



Dwellingup History & 

Visitor Information Centre

Marinup St Dwellingup, WA 6213

Phone: +61 8 9538 1108

Opening hours:

Daily 9am-3:30pm

Closed Christmas Day