Merredin Peak is a naturally occurring outcrop of granites that are about 2,500million years old. The Peak is set in an area of woodland known locally as Merredin’s National Forest. This 1200 hectares of woodland and sand plain country was originally set aside as a firewood reserve for the town residents. Over the years it was under threat to be converted to farm land. However, the residents stood firm and it is now protected as a bushland reserve.