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Tree-in-the-Rock day picnic area. 366km (4 hours) south of Perth to National Park
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Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area
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About Devils Slide, Porongurup NP
With an elevation of 670m Devils Slide is the Porongurup Range's highest peak. It provides magnificent views over the granite domes of the Porongurup Ranges. Known for its high flora species diversity, the ranges are home to over 700 plant species, including 10 endemic species. You may even be lucky to spot one of the many mammal or bird species, honey possums, brushtail wallabies and even rare bird species of Baudin's cockatoo and noisy scrub-birds.
Spend the morning walking to Devils Slide then return to Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area to enjoy the picnic and barbecue facilities. For the more adventurous walkers, Marmabup Rock can be reached a further kilometre on from Devil's Slide on the same path continuing West.
The walk can be completed in many different ways. The direct route along the Wansbrough Walk, after which 1600 meters you turn right to the Devil's Slide trail for a further kilometre. On your return, you can follow the Wansbrough Walk trail back to the picnic area or you can return via the Hayward and Nancy Peak Walk. It is a 4-kilometre steady climb through undulating peaks back to the picnic area. A trail which will take you to the lookouts of both Nancy Peak, Morgan's Peak and Hayward Peak for more spectacular sweeping views.
Be trail ready for Devils Slide, Porongurup NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
allow 2 - 3 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
Additional Useful ItemsWeather can change quickly, so wear appropriate clothing, footwear and sunscreen.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
All year round, late August to November for wildflower season
National Park Fees
Bus or car to Mt Barker. Car 2WD to Porongurup National Park
Prohibited ItemsNo pets, camping or firearms in National Park
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3 trail goers have rated Devils Slide, Porongurup NP as 3.67 out of 5!
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Christine Hamilton rated Devils Slide, Porongurup NP a 3 out of 5
Maria Taylor rated Devils Slide, Porongurup NP a 4 out of 5
Great climb and spectacular views from the summit.
The hike back down proved challenging for my knees and I'm still paying the price four months later.
Definitely worth the effort, but take your poles!
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Walk trail to Devil's SlideThe spectacular views you experience along the trail
SummitThe view from the summit of Devil's Slide, overlooking Marmabup Rock in the foreground and Bates Peak to the right.
View of Porongurup Ranges
Honey PossumOne of the mammals you may encounter
Brush tailed wallabyOne of the mammals you may encounter
Devils SlideDevils Slide
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