Mt Trio, Stirling Range NP
This is a short and steep hike in the Stirling Ranges. 3.5 kilometres return, with a total ascent of 400 metres and lots of steps along the way. Wildflowers, including the endemic mountain bells, are a feature of this walk.
About the Trail
Mt Trio comprises three peaks and was once known by its Aboriginal name Warrungup, meaning "three become". The trail ascends steeply from the parking area via many steps to a saddle between the east peak and the north peak. The track then follows a more gentle slope to the highest (northern) point at 856 metres. There are excellent views from the top when the weather is clear.
More than 1500 species of flowering plants exist in the Stirling Ranges,representing almost 40 percent of the known flora of the south west. Approximately 80 species grow nowhere else in the world. Mt Trio is known for its bright red mountain bell, Darwinia lejostyla.