Top Trail:  Castle Rock, Porongurup NP

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Rated: 43211 (4/5), based on 7 reviews.

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Jess Kneale

54321

Absolutely brilliant! Water is a must, as are good shoes, we loved it!

Lauren McCabe

54321

This was awesome! If you have a moderate level of fitness, proper shoes and bring water you will have no difficulty with this trail. It is 4.4km and 2-3h return. There is a beautiful lookout at the top if you don't want to do the 'scramble', but note that the short rock climb with steady hand holds is well worth the effort; the view at the very top of Castle Rock is amazing! When driving down Porongurup Rd it is labelled as "Granite Skywalk".

Murray Shiels

43211

Firstly - a correction. This trail is 2.2km each way, not 1.5km each way. My wife and I did this walk on 28-Dec-15 which was a 40 degree day and it pushed us to our limits. Many people who did not have adequate water or footwear had to turn around. The trail is quite steep and some of the exposed dark red earth or granite boulders were VERY hot. That said, the shade, views and breezes available at the top were DELIGHTFUL. If you are reasonably fit and string and not scared of heights, climbing to the top platform at the end is a breeze. In summary - well worth it, but don't take it lightly. Wear proper shoes, hat, sunscreen and take plenty of fluids.

Michelle Mulholland

54321

A beautiful half day walk and explore. Take your time at this place. No rush, many natural delights to see. I came across the place when a local Mount Barker Photographer said I should check it out. The view of Albany and the Southern Ocean , once you climb to the top, is splendid. There was a father and mother with young kids who managed the whole trip, including the rockery pass through, so it is do able for all if you are up for a bit of a small rock climb challenge on the last leg.

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Denis Bannan

43211

Arrived early to make the most of the fine weather. Very pleasant stroll but soon breathless due to recent illness and out of condition. But as with Bluff Knoll on a previous trip found that a short rest looking at wild flowers and views north to the Stirling Range restored my system for the steady walk and climb. Great use of trail markers counting down from 2.2kms at the start every 500m . Beautiful coolness and serenity along the frail flanked by flowering shrubs, and mossy rocks and trees. Thoughtful preparation and maintenance of the trail. Views of and from Castle Rock are memorable. Felt refreshed and jubilant on the return journey which was not as jarring on ankles and knees as are many other and steeper trails.

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