Camel Trail
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Python Pool Car Park

  • End: Python Pool Car Park

  • Location: Chichester Ranges

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  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -21.332733

  • Longitude: 117.24

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Camel Trail is a 8km, grade 3 return hike, located in Chichester Ranges, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A walk along this trail in the early morning showcases a beautiful landscape of colour changes and is an opportunity to discover some iconic Pilbara wildflowers, such as Sturt’s desert pea, mulla mulla’s and the holly leafed grevillea.. Enjoy the stunning vista of the Chichester Ranges from the lookout at the top of Mount Herbert.

The Camel Trail starts at pretty Python Pool, a permanent water hole (perfect for a swim) surrounded by sheer red rock walls.  The trail follows part of the old camel road, winding up the rugged sandstone escarpment of the Chichester Ranges, through rolling spinifex covered hills, large termite mounds and passing McKenzie Spring before heading to the base of Mount Herbert. With fewer visitors and less facilities than near by Karijini National Park, the Chichester Ranges are remote and spectacular.  There are many special features of this trail including the historical aspect. It was used to deliver stores to isolated stations and return wool clip to ports like Cossack. McKenzie Spring was a watering hole along the route. Located in spinifex country, with plenty of snappy gums, reptiles and Birdlife to view, it has a spectacular panoramic landscape, and beautiful swimming opportunities in Python Pool.  If you decide to complete the one way walk, start at Mount Herbert and have a vehicle meet you at Python Pool. If completing the return walk, begin at Python Pool.  

About the region

The Chichester Range is a range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The range rises abruptly from the coastal plain and is composed of rolling hills, escarpments, jagged peaks, gorges and winding tree-lined watercourses.


Start Point: Python Pool Car Park, Millstream-Chichester National Park, 2 hours from Karratha which is 1500km (19 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Python Pool Car Park, Millstream-Chichester National Park, 2 hours from Karratha which is 1500km (19 hours) north of Perth

Region: Chichester Ranges, North West

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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