Temple Gorge Trail
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 0.75hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Temple Gorge Car Park

  • End: Temple Gorge Car Park

  • Location: Kennedy Range National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1101km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -24.661478

  • Longitude: 115.173725

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Temple Gorge Trail is a 2km, grade 3 return hike, located in Kennedy Range National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.75hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at the Temple Gorge day-use site, the first part of the trail is Class 3 and leads to a fork in the creek under a prominent rock face referred to as The Temple. The left fork is a short picturesque walk, and apart from a few step-ups, is relatively easy. The right fork is rated at Class 4 and is a longer, tougher, boulder-strewn walk up to a small seasonal rock pool.

If camping at the spectacular Temple Gorge campground, there's no need to hop in the car and drive to the trailhead. The trail starts right here at the campground. The walk to the fork in the trail is easy enough and here you'll get an inspiring view of the rock face that looks like a temple. However, if you are up to a bigger challenge, you can branch right and take the Class 4 route. It's longer, boulder strewn and needs to be undertaken with care as you scramble up and down the slopes. At the end you are rewaRoaded with a seasonal rock pool under the gorge walls. It's a good place to stop and soak in nature.    This is one of six walk trials in the park - Temple Gorge, Honeycomb Gorge, Drapers Gorge, the Escarpment Trail (leading to the top of the range), the Escarpment Base Trail, and Sunrise View.  

About the region

Scenic landscapes, wilderness, wildflowers, camping, walk trails, night skies, geology – gemstones and marine fossils (to observe only), bird watching and outback photography are some of the attractions at Kennedy Range National Park. Kennedy Range is known as 'Mundatharrda’ to the local Inggarda Aboriginal language group. Kennedy Range is a vast elevated north-south oriented sandstone plateau between 12 and 25km wide and about 75km long. The rocks that comprise the range were originally deposited beneath the sea. Over time they were compressed to form sandstone, then faulted, uplifted and tilted towards the west. Subsequent erosion has isolated the plateau 80m above the surrounding plain. The vegetation of the plain is acacia shrubland (mostly mulga), which shades an abundance of seasonal understory of flowering annuals (including everlastings).

Tips

Start Point: The Temple Gorge Car Park near main campground

End Point: The Temple Gorge Car Park near main campground

Region: Kennedy Range National Park, Coral Coast


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

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