Top Trail:  Castle Rock, Porongurup NP

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Rated: 43211 (4/5), based on 13 reviews.

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Mel Wilkinson


A fantastic hike but we under estimated our fitness but if you take it steady and have a break when your tired you will get there. I feel as though the access to the ladder could be made easier? Maybe more climbing handles? I managed it but it wasn't easy and there were some disappointed hikers there who didn't realise the agility required to gain access to the amazing skywalk lookout. Absolutely worth it!!

Jess Kneale


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

Lauren McCabe


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


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


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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