Castle Rock Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
4.7km return | approx 1h 45 mins

Known for Hiking, Sightseeing

    This 4.7 km (return) trail winds through Jarrah, Marri, and Karri forest, leading you past the fascinating Balancing Rock to the base of Castle Rock. For the more adventurous, a steep climb and scramble over rocks await, culminating in the awe-inspiring Granite Skywalk. This steel structure offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, stretching from Albany on the south coast to the Stirling Range in the north.

    Bluff Knoll

    Difficulty: Moderate - Hard
    6.8km return | approx 3-4h

    Known for Hiking, Sightseeing

      Towering at 1,095 meters above sea level, Bluff Knoll is one of Western Australia’s highest peaks and the most popular trail in the Stirling Range with outstanding 360-degree views from the summit. Lookouts surrounding the parking area at the Bluff Knoll trailhead offer spectacular views of Bluff Knoll and other peaks of the Stirling Range. It's worth a visit even if you're not up to walking the trail to the summit.

      The Stirling Range, home to Bluff Knoll, boasts over 1500 wildflower species, including 87 endemic species, which bloom in spring. Eucalyptus woodland, banksia, and grass trees blanket the lower slopes while exposed outcrops reveal historic rock layers - evidence of fine sediments that settled on the bottom of an ancient shallow sea long ago. Keep an eye out for the occasional snowfall on the peak and marvel at the range’s unique cloud formations.

      Make sure that you wear sturdy shoes and have plenty of water with you when you do this trail. It is also essential to take something warm to wear with you as the weather can change without warning, and it can be very cold on the summit.