Escarpment Trail
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Drapers Gorge Car Park

  • End: Temple Gorge Car Park

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  • Location: Kennedy Range National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 900km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -24.667756

  • Longitude: 115.175263

Escarpment Trail is a 3.4km, grade 4 One Way hike located in Kennedy Range National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

You can start this 3.4 kilometre trail either from the Draper Gorge Car Park or Temple Gorge campground. If you are capable of going up and down steep sections, getting to the top of the escarpment is well worth the considerable effort as you will be rewaRoaded with panoramic views.

The key tip for doing this trail to avoid considerable drama is not to undertake it too late in the day. You are looking at a good 2 to 3 hours to do this 3.4km trail and you dont want to be caught out in the dark on this one. The marked trail follows a rocky creek bed into a narrow gorge. It soon starts climbing steeply and there are loose rocks and cliff edges to negotiate. For the easiest route always look out for the next trail marker. After some effort, you reach the top and veer left following a distinct trail across flat terrain to a lookout for stunning panoramic views. Looking down on Temple Gorge campground, caravans and camper trailers look so minute and insignificant in this vast landscape. You also get a great perspective of cliff faces and promotories that make up the escarpment jutting out onto the barren plains. Unfortunately, what goes up must come down, which is where walking poles come in very handy.    

Notes

Start Point: Either Drapers or Temple Gorge Car Park, Kennedy Range National Park, 150km from Carnarvon which is 900km (9.5hours) north of Perth

End Point: End at either Drapers or Temple Gorge Car Parks

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Region: Kennedy Range National Park, Coral Coast


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