Saddle Trail - The Pound
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Pound Road

  • End: Pound Road

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mt Augustus National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 1100km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -24.300056

  • Longitude: 116.793719

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Saddle Trail – The Pound is a 1km, grade 3 Return hike located in Mt Augustus National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

An easy one kilometre return walk, the Saddle Trail meanders gently upwaRoads for a short distance to a saddle where you get two views in different directions.

The stony path climbs gently to a cleft between two outcrops and is a good place for views. Located on the north west flank of Mount Augustus, the view to the west is over a natural basin known as The Pound. Early pastoralists took advantage of this geographical feature to hold cattle before undertaking the difficult 12 day journey to Meekatharra. Once at trails end you can get views towaRoads the north over Lyons River Valley.    

Notes

Start Point: End of Pound Road off Mount Augustus Road, Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

End Point: End of Pound Road off Mount Augustus Road, Mount Augustus National Park, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Region: Mt Augustus National Park, Golden Outback


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

 

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