Hancock Gorge (with Kermits Pool)
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Weano Gorge Car Park

  • End: Weano Gorge Car Park

  • Location: Karijini National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -22.356776

  • Longitude: 118.285556

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Hancock Gorge is a 1.5km, grade 5 Return hike located in Karijini National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.


For the fit and adventurous the Hancock Gorge Trail is one of the most spectacular short trails in Western Australia.  Whilst it’s a short 400 metres return,  suggested time to take on this trail is 80 minutes which gives a clue to its Class 5 level.

From the trailhead, this challenging hike starts easily enough to the edge of the gorge. You then decend a series of solid metal ladders to the gorge floor. From there you wade through cold pools, negotiate rock ledges on the gorge walls and clamber through stony creek beds. Along the way, the steep gorge walls are imposing and there are amazing colours and textures in the finer detail. The gorge soon dramatically narrows and that is where the really tricky part of the Class 5 section comes into play. To continue you need a degree of flexibility and nerve by doing what is called the “spider walk”” (where you stretch your arms and legs out to straddle the gap and move along the walls) . After getting through that


Start Point: Weano Gorge Car Park, Karijini Visitor Centre is 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Weano Gorge Car Park, Karijini Visitor Centre is 105km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

Region: Karijini National Park, North West

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


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