The Boyagin Nature Reserve trip is a 4wd trip described in the 4th edition of the 4wd Days out of Perth booklet. Our intention was to follow that trip, however things turned out a little differently from expected.
Much of the trip noted in the booklet is on very well formed gravel roads with only a small section of more serious 4×4. The trip we ended up doing was similar, with the only section of 4×4 being the loop towards the end in the Boyagin Nature Reserve.
Although we didn’t follow the suggested track, in my opinion, the area could be a very interesting 4wd destination, particularly in wet weather.
The Boyagin Nature Reserve is a large area of Wandoo forest which is vastly
different from the typical Jarrah forests of the Darling Scarp. The
ground is made up of harsh wheel-slashing rocks interspersed with large granite outcrops. It is very interesting countryside.
The 4×4 track that we drove on was mostly well formed forestry track with the occasional dry riverbed, steep descent and large granite slabs.
The below video shows one of the steep-ish descents.