Top Trail: Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP
Bluff Knoll is located in the Stirling Range National Park, 4.5 hours south of Perth and 1.5 hours from Albany on the south coast.
This 6.8km return, Grade 4 trail is well signed and takes you to the top of Bluff Knoll, 1098 metres above sea level, via a steep path with numerous step to negotiate.
The views from the summit are spectacular and worth the effort to get there
About the Trail
Bluff Knoll is the most popular trail in the Stirling Range NP. Starting from the southern end of the Bluff Knoll car park the trail drops down to a creek, before taking you across a mountain saddle with amazing views over the ridge to the south coast.
From here the trail turns left and follows the ridge all the way to the summit, where you will be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside.
The lower slopes are covered with eucalypt, banksia and grass trees. Over 1000 species of flowering plants thrive within the park including Mountain Bells and the Queen of Sheba Orchid.
It is often much colder and windier at the summit and conditions can change rapidly, so check the weather forecast and go prepared with a warm jacket.
Sunrise and sunset hikes are very popular and if you are lucky you may witness the amazing cloud waterfall that is common in these ranges.
Visit the Explore Parks website for details of other walks in the area.