Saddle Trail - The Pound, Mt Augustus NP

Overview

An easy one kilometre return walk, the Saddle Trail meanders gently upwards for a short distance to a saddle where you get two views in different directions.

Saddle Trail in the Pound

Walking the Saddle Trail

Photo Credit: Pelusey Photography


About the Trail

The stony path climbs gently to a cleft between two outcrops and is a good place for views. Located on the north west flank of Mount Augustus, the view to the west is over a natural basin known as The Pound. Early pastoralists took advantage of this geographical feature to hold cattle before undertaking the difficult 12 day journey to Meekatharra.

Once at trails end you can get views towards the north over Lyons River Valley.     


Need to Know