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The risks from exposure and dehydration are significant in this area. During the hotter months (at least September – March) these risks are extreme. Temperatures often exceed 40°C.
Edney's Trail is a Grade 4, six kilometre return hike which, although has a reasonable degree of difficulty, is not as challenging as the Summit Trail. There are some great views over the expansive plains.
For a less strenuous challenge to the Summit Trail, many hikers get their lookout fix on this one. Not that you should underestimate this trail too much. If you are prone to taking frequent rest stops masquerading as photo stops, you could take up to 5 hours to bag this trail. Edney's Trail takes you to Edney's Lookout where expansive views make it well worth the effort. In reality, this walk trail is really an extension of the Ooramboo Trail.
About the region
Rising 715m above the surrounding alluvial plain, Mount Augustus is an inselberg, meaning ‘island mountain’. There are rocky creeks, gorges and open plains supporting a variety of vegetation and wildlife. Mount Augustus is known as Burringurrah to the local Wajarri Aboriginal people. The park was gazetted on 22 September 1989 and is made up of former parts of Mount Augustus and Cobra Stations.
During 1999-2000, the State purchased nearby pastoral leases Cobra and Waldburg and part leases of Mount Philip and Dalgety Downs with the aim of managing the whole area – including the national park – for conservation. The total area is now 607,603 hectares.
Start Point: Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth
End Point: Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth
Region: Mount Augustus National Park, Golden Outback
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