Mt Maxwell
  • Length: 0.2km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Maxwell Road

  • End: Mount Maxwell Road

  • Location: West Fitzgerald National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -34.19675683

  • Longitude: 119.3207902

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Mount Maxwell is a 0.2km, grade 2 return hike, located in West Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

An easy walk in the West Fitzgerald National Park, to a lookout platform, 184 metres above sea level.

The lookout affoRoads views to the western side of the Fitzgerald River National Park, from West Mount Barren in the east and to GoRoadon Inlet in the south and Twertup to the north. The Royal hakea grows here along with a variety of banksias. Mount Maxwell was probably named after George Maxwell who accompanied the botanist James Drummond in 1847, when he discovered the Royal hakea.  


Start Point: Mount Maxwell Road, off Devil's Creek Road, West Fitzgerald National Park, 500km (6 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Mount Maxwell Road, off Devil's Creek Road, West Fitzgerald National Park, 500km (6 hours) south of Perth

Region: West Fitzgerald National Park, Golden Outback

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

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