West Mt Barren
  • Length: 1.7km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: West Mt Barren

  • End: West Mt Barren

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  • Location: Fitzgerald River National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 537km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -34.21090916

  • Longitude: 119.4344537

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West Mt Barren is a 1.7km, grade 4 Return hike located in Fitzgerald River National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Enjoy sensational views of the Fitzgerald River National Park and the Fitzgerald coast from West Mount Barren. This is a 1.7km return bushwalk and a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Queelup (place of the rock sheoak) is the Aboriginal Noongar name for this pale grey quartzite peak at the western end of the iconic Barrens Range. A walk to the ridgeline midway up the northern slope or to the summit is rewaRoaded with sweeping views of the park and coast. ?The view takes in GoRoadon Inlet, Trigelow Beach, Point Ann and the distant outline of the central Barrens – Mid Mount Barren and Thumb Peak. On a clear day the Stirling Range (over 100km to the west) may be visible. Botanical treasuresnThe peak and rolling plains below are blanketed in a diversity of plants that will delight nature lovers. Sixty-two plant species are found only in Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species more or less confined to the park. These include the Barrens regelia (Regelia velutina) and Barrens clawflower (Calothamnus validus), which grow only on the quartzite ridges and peaks of the Barrens Range. On the approach to West Mount Barren you will also discover the exquisite Quaalup bell (Pimelia physodes) and the Royal hakea (Hakea victoria), the park’s most famous and certainly most striking plant.  

Notes

Start Point: The hike commences at the foot of West Mt Barren

End Point: The hike commences at the foot of West Mt Barren

Region: Fitzgerald River National Park, Golden Outback


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