East Mt Barren
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Hamersley Inlet Road

  • End: Hamersley Inlet Road

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  • Location: Fitzgerald River National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 600km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.92801742

  • Longitude: 120.0134044

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East Mt Barren is a 3km, grade 4 Return hike located in Fitzgerald River National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

The trail up East Mt Barren is a short but moderately difficult walk offering impressive views from the summit over Culham Inlet, the Eyre Range, Hamersley Inlet and the peaks of mid Mt Barren and Thumb Peak. Offering flowers throughout the year.

The Barrens are a prominent feature of the Fitzgerald River National Park because the quartzite of their sedimentary rocks has resisted weathering more than other rock types. Over time, the lines of weakness have created boulders and smaller rocks, with crevices that provide a diversity of wildlife. The slopes of East Mt Barren contain many of the endemic species of Fitzgerald River National Park. At the base of the peak there is a mallee-heath community comprising eucalypts, myrtles, banksias and pea flowers. Mountain banksia, and the bright red Barrens regelia attract honeyeaters while honey possums search out more discrete flowers closer to the gound. Barrens clawflower, trigger plants and jugflowers appear higher up the trail.  The trail commences on a timber Boardwalk and then follows the western ridge towaRoads the summit. The first ridge and final 50 metres to the summit are rough underfoot, steep and often slippery. The path is marked and it is essentail to look for these markers. The section of path near the summit looks like a rock wall; however the path leads through clefts in the rock and some scrambling is required to attain the summit.  

Notes

Start Point: Hamersley Inlet Road, Fitzgerald River National Park, 600km from Perth

End Point: Hamersley Inlet Road, Fitzgerald River National Park, 600km from Perth

Region: Fitzgerald River National Park, Golden Outback


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