Glen Brook Dam is a beautiful and secluded lake not far at all from the main John Forrest National Park picnic area. On weekends the official picnic area often gets busy, and so the quartz sand beaches along both the eastern and western shores of the dam is a nice alternative place to relax. It’s located in the Glen Brook Valley and is surrounded by thickly forested hillslopes of mostly jarrah and marri trees with lots of wild flowers in springtime.
The water in the dam is crystal clear. I’m sure it would be beautiful to swim in on a hot day but unfortunately there are signs instructing not to, without any explanation why…
The Glen Brook Dam Wall
Walk out over the dam wall for a beautiful view of the water. The dam wall is part of the Glen Brook Walk Trail and feels rather like a promenade.
Location and Getting There
Glen Brook Dam is located within John Forrest National Park, to the north-east of the city in the Perth Hills.
Park just off the side of Park Road and walk down the steep embankment or follow the Glen Brook Trail from the main picnic and parking area. This walk trail leads upstream to the Glen Brook Dam wall and then circles the dam. It’s a nice, easy 2km trail with plenty of scenic views of the water and wild flowers in spring.
Last Updated: 7th November, 2015.
First posted on 7th November, 2015 by Bonny.
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