Top Trail:  Castle Rock, Porongurup NP

Need to Know

  • Time

    2 .5 hours
  • Distance

    4.7 km return
  • Trail Start

    Castle Rock picnic area on the Mt Barker - Porongorups Road, 40km north of Albany
  • Trail End

    The trail returns the way you came to end at the same spot you started
  • Degree of Difficulty

     Grade 5 - Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

    The trail is steep. Reaching the upper lookout at the summit requires scrambling over and under granite rocks and ascending a ladder to the walkway. It is not for those that fear heights as the suspended walkway spirals around Castle Rock to the summit. Wet rocks can be very slippery. Granite surfaces cause serious scrapes to skin. Beware uneven, sloping surfaces. The most difficult part of the trail is the final climb to the Granite Skywalk. Access to the lower lookout is easier and you do not need to climb over rock or up ladders.

  • What to Pack?

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

  • Best Time of the Year

    All year round
  • Facilities

    Wheelchair access is limited to the trail head picnic area

    • BBQ Facilities
    • Car Park
    • Coach Parking
    • Lookouts
    • Parking for Disabled
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shaded Area
    • Sheltered Area
    • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
    • View Platform
  • Fees

    National Park fees apply
  • Hazards & Warnings

    There are slippery, rough and uneven surfaces throughout the park. Be prepared for sudden weather changes. Wear boots or sturdy footwear, weatherproof clothing and sun protection. Notify someone of your expected time of return.
  • Prohibited Items

    No Pets
  • Downloads

  • Access to the Trail

    By road from Albany, Kojonup or Mt Barker
  • Download KML

    Download KML File (Disclaimer applies)

  • Trail Contact

    Mount Barker Visitor Centre
    Telephone: (08) 9851 1163
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Twitter: @amazingsthcoast

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