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Bluff Knoll car park, Stirling Range National Park, 100km (1 Hour) north-east of Albany, which is 400km (5 hours) south of Perth
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About Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
3 - 4 hours
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsWeather can change quickly. Always take a warm jumper or jacket with you. The trail surface is a combination of bitumen, gravel and rock, so caution is advised.
- Car Park
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
August to November for wildflowers
Entry fees to Stirling Range National Park
Road, bus or air to Albany. Road to Stirling Range
Prohibited ItemsNo pets permitted. Camping is not allowed in the carpark or anywhere on the mountain/trail
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19 trail goers have rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP as 4.74 out of 5!
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Miss T rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Peta Graham rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Pete E rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
David Hurdle rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 4 out of 5
At the moment the track is wet and a little muddy. There is some flowing water (not deep, just enough to wet you shoes) in parts.
The May bush fired have blackened the very top few hundred metres. Doesn't really detract from the experience and hopefully won't cause to much erosion.
We met a lots of underprepared people on the way, white jeans, dress shoes, no water or carry a toddler. Hopefully they had the sense to turn around.
Sarah Nevison rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Nicole HS rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Temp: 24 C
Start Time: 11AM
Definitely worth the struggle. The hardest part is the middle section (so keep persevering!) The last third of the walk is just lovely, the elevation allows you to see on all sides of the mountain and you get a really nice breeze. The walk is also not as steep towards the peak. The views at the top are amazing giving you 360 degree vantage. Stopped many times on the way up because I really struggled to it took about 3 hrs up. Then 45 mins back down because we ran the whole way back down.
Anne Ellis rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Tamara White rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Cynthia Van der Wielen rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 4 out of 5
Cassie Paxman rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Alan Boyd rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Lauren McCabe rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 4 out of 5
Lorentz Henny rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 4 out of 5
Ally Catt rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
We sat and ate while enjoying the amazing view at the top and were very lucky to hike on a clear day.
Dont give up half way like so sooo many people i met along the way.. its worth the stuggle to get to the top
Lee lee rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Linda Malinowski rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Scott Hawker rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
Sally Westlake rated Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP a 5 out of 5
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Bluff Knoll TrailThe beginning of the trail to the summit of Bluff Knoll
Cloud WaterfallThe amazing phenomena known as a cloud waterfall is a common sight on Bluff Knoll
Amazing ViewsAs you climb higher, you are rewarded to stunning views
Along the TrailThe trail climbs steadily upwards
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