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Western AustraliaShire Of Manjimup (23) → Walpole-Nornalup National Park | Gloucester National Park | Windy Harbour
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Mount Frankland Summit and Caldyanup Trails
2.2 km circuit
1 h to 2 h
Mount Frankland Summit and Caldyanup Trails
2.2 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h to 2 h

Starting from the car park at the end of Mount Frankland Road, this walk takes you on a circuit past the Wilderness View Lookout, then up to the summit of Mount Frankland and down around the mountain via the Summit and Caldyanup Trails. Combining three short trails in Mount Frankland National Park, this walk follows an elevated metal walkway to the Wilderness View Lookout, then leads to the top of Mount Frankland via the bitumen Summit Trail before circling around the mountain via the Caldyanup Trail. Featuring exceptional views of the Walpole Wilderness as well as Mount Frankland itself, this short scenic walk immerses you in one of the best granite and karri areas in Australia's South West. The walk to the Wilderness View Lookout is only a few hundred meters from the car park, featuring a stainless steel walkway that follows the contour of a granite hill dominated by karri forest and a mossy rock face. ​It's a relatively short trip to the edge of the hill, where a viewing platform extends out above the trees, providing magnificent views of the forest below and the peaks far on the horizon. The Summit Trail starts with a gentle incline, following a bitumen path with plenty of little benches along its route. On either side of the path, the karri-dominated forest is lush and beautiful, with the track rising fairly quickly. The bitumen path eventually ends, leading to a series of concrete steps and metal ladders. The final ascent has some of the best views of the whole trail, and once you reach the summit you will encounter the Towerman's Lookout and be rewarded with spectacular 360° views of the surrounding landscape. Branching off from close to where the Summit Trail first reaches the granite dome on the way up, the Caldyanup Trail starts by skirting along the granite slope of Mount Frankland, following a stainless steel walkway that soon gives way to a natural surface with mostly rocky terrain. The trail continues to follow the dome as it descends, giving walkers a sense of this monolith's sheer size from multiple vantage points. It eventually loops back to join the Summit Trail at the picnic area, from where walkers can return via the same route to the car park. Mount Frankland has good facilities for a fairly remote park, including a large arrival shelter with maps and information about the geology and the walks in the area, as well as a picnic area that's equipped with gas barbecues and has picnic tables. The walk is largely well signed, with maps and interpretive panels mainly along the Summit Trail. Wheelchair access is available to the picnic area, toilet and Wilderness View Lookout. The ascent to the summit includes many steep concrete steps and a short ladder climb, requiring a reasonable level of fitness. The trail around the granite dome is challenging, with uneven surfaces and occasional natural obstacles. Walkers should consider the weather conditions before proceeding on this walk, as the granite surfaces can be slippery when wet. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Lane Poole Falls
4.9 km return
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Lane Poole Falls
4.9 km
Return

Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h

Mtb

Run
45 min to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the Boorara Tree car park off Boorara Road, Boorara-Gardner National Park, this walk takes you to Lane Poole Falls and back via the Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail. The first thing you notice when you arrive in the car park is the giant Boorara Tree, one of the last lookout trees pegged in the Southern Forests. There is a replica cabin of the original lookout tower on the grounds of the picnic area, as well as toilet facilities and picnic benches. The trailhead for the walk is really close to the cabin. The walk follows an old firebreak, passing through majestic stands of karri and marri forest that are full of wildflowers in spring. Interpretive signs along the way display interesting details about these magnificent trees and the local environment. The path is fairly flat for much of its distance, with a gentle downhill gradient before a steep descent to the falls. There are no trail markers, but the trail is fairly easy to follow. Some distance into the trail is a forest lookout that also serves as a rest stop and shelter. From the lookout, the gradient increases in steepness, eventually featuring a metal handrail that has been installed to assist with balance. Upon reaching the end of the descent, you'll be rewarded with a lovely wooden platform overlooking Lane Poole Falls. If you visit after heavy rains, the falls thunder noisily into the creek bed, in stark contrast to the peacefulness of the surrounding forest. The falls dwindle to just a trickle in the dryness of summer, but you can still enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this hidden valley with its towering river banksias. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Warren River Loop
10.7 km circuit
2 h to 3 h
Warren River Loop
10.7 km
Circuit

Walk
2 h to 3 h

Run
1 h to 1 h 45 min

Starting from the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree off Old Vasse Road, Yeagarup, this walk takes you on a circuit deep into the Warren River Valley and alongside the Warren River via the Warren River Loop Trail. This moderately hard walk trail passes through some of the region's most magnificent old-growth karri forest, towering over an enchanting world of lush undergrowth, wildflowers and colourful fungi. The first section is a great introduction to the karri forest, with a wide trail snaking its way through the landscape, allowing you to soak in the sights and sounds of the forest. The gentle, rolling hills allow you to ease into the hike before the trail descends steeply towards the river. A narrow trail follows the river for a few kilometres before the steady climb to the spectacular Warren River Lookout on the way back to the Bicentennial Tree. Going through the karri forest and meandering along the river, you'll feel a sense of peace on this walk. The trail is steep in places as it climbs in and out of the river valley, although the river section is mostly flat. The trailhead is very informative, and the trail is well marked with trail markers and maps along the way. Walk in the anti-clockwise direction if you don't want to walk up the steepest part. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and carry plenty of drinking water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




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