Mt Dale Circuit
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 0.75hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mount Dale Picnic Area

  • End: Mount Dale Picnic Area

  • Location: Helena National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 80km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.12565

  • Longitude: 116.29575

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Mt Dale Circuit is a 2.5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Helena National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.75hrs to complete.

Summary

The Mount Dale Walk Trail follows the contours of Mount Dale to its peak, where walkers enjoy panoramic views of the Darling Ranges. Venture through beautiful jarrah forest taking in the sights of Mount Cooke to the south and the farmlands to the east.

Mount Dale was once the site of a fire lookout tower as it provides almost uninterrupted 360° views over the National Park and surrounding State Forest areas. The lower recreation site at Mount Dale provides a pleasant spot for family picnics. The area is prolific with wildflowers in spring and has beautiful wildlife such as eagles, kangaroos and reptiles to name a few.   An animal viewing hide has been constructed on the north side of Mount Dale and provides spectacular views over the Helena National Park and the Darkin River Valley. Initially the trail is easy to follow through the bush but requires some navigation before ending up at the lookout. From here on descent, the trail joins up with the Bibbulmun Track, returning to the Mount Dale Picnic Area. The Bibbulmun Track, which runs from Kalamunda to Albany, travels close-by to Mount Dale and the lower recreation area provides an ideal drop-off/pick-up point for Bibb Track walkers. Follow Brookton Highway from Kelmscott for 47km (Kelmscott is approximately 24 kilometres from Perth). Turn left into Ashendon Road and then turn right into Dale Road (six kilometres). Follow Dale Road to Mount Dale. This will take approximately one hour 20 minutes from Perth.  

Notes

Start Point: Mount Dale Picnic Area, Helena National Park, 80km (1.5 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Mount Dale Picnic Area, Helena National Park, 80km (1.5 hours) south of Perth

Region: Helena National Park, Perth


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

 

Merrell Australia

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