Peak Charles

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

3 km

↑ 384 m
↓ -384 m

Very challenging
Starting from Peak Charles Campground, North Cascade, this walk takes you to Peak Charles and back. Reaching Peak Charles is demanding and requires a lot of rock scrambling and a number of points where walkers need to lift their own weight, but it rewards the walkers with a view 600 metres above sea level. The walk follows a path that is mixed with mallee and shrub and views of granite. Check the weather conditions before you visit the area, as the storms can make it difficult to navigate through the rocky terrain. 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.
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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.8817097,121.1714938)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Coolgardie Esperance Highway, 1, Salmon Gums.
  • Turn on to Lake King - Norseman Road then drive for 29.5 km
  • Turn left onto Peak Charles Road and drive for another 15.8 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 3.7 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 320 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 45 m
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Turn map Directions & comments
After another 1.5 km come to "Peak Charles".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
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Peak Charles

Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 3 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Signage No directional signs (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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