Top Trail: Loop Walk, Kalbarri NP
The challenging Loop Walk in Kalbarri National Park highlights the erosive power of the Murchison River which has carved magnificent gorges to reveal the red and white banded rock. Highlights include the iconic ‘Nature’s Window’, a natural rock formation which frames the Murchison valley.
Temperatures along this walk can reach 50C in summer. It is recommended that you plan your hike for the cooler months (May to October) and avoid this hike in hot weather. The Loop Trail is closed after 7am from November to March inclusive. Be prepared - carry and drink 3 to 4 litres per person per day, wear a hat, loose clothing and sturdy footwear. Hike with a companion and tell someone where you are going.
About the Trail
This hard, 8 kilometre trail follows the edge of the cliff, with views of the river. From here the trail works its way down to the river bank. Along the river are sandy beaches, river gums and the possibility of swimming. On the other side of the river, some of the cliffs show magnificent shades of red and pink.
Before the river bends towards the Indian Ocean, the trial climbs out of the gorge back up to Nature’s Window and back to the carpark.