Peak Charles Trail, Peak Charles NP, nr Esperance

Need to Know

  • Time

    2 - 3 hours
  • Distance

    There are three walk options which vary from 600 metres return to 3.4km return
  • Trail Start (Loop)

    Peak Charles National Park is 507km (5 hours) east of Perth and 174km (2 hours) NW of Esperance.
  • Degree of Difficulty

     Grade 4 - Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

    Beyond the lookout there is no easy way up the final rock slopes to the summit and no route is recommended. All routes require some exposed rock scrambling and steady footing on steeply angled slopes.

  • What to Pack?

    For most of the year there is no fresh water, so if you intend to visit, make sure you are totally self-sufficient. Keep to formed paths or bare rock to protect fragile plant communities. Take all rubbish, including food scraps out with you.

    Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    All year round except in wet or windy conditions.
  • Facilities

    The campground has no facilities - so you'll need to be self-sufficient and take your own water and cooking equipment. Interpretive panels at the campground give more information about Peak Charles.

    • Camping
    • Car Park
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Lookouts
    • Public Toilet
  • Fees

    National Park fees
  • Hazards & Warnings

    Trail has a natural surface of granite and rock so caution is advised. If wet or windy do not attempt steep rocky bare sections of the trail. Take extreme care near steep slopes. Stay away from cliff edges.
  • Prohibited Items

    No pets in National Parks
  • Access to the Trail

    The road accessing the park is gravel and a four-wheel drive is recommended.
  • Download KML

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  • Trail Contact

    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service
    Telephone: 08 9083 2100
    Web: http://exploreparks.dbca.wa.gov.au
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