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Devils Slide, Porongurup NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

A moderate two hour walk to take you to the highest peak of the Porongurup Ranges. With sweeping views from the summit, to the South over the Indian Ocean on a clear day and Stirling Ranges to the North.

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Trail Start

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Tree-in-the-Rock day picnic area. 366km (4 hours) south of Perth to National Park

Trail End

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Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area

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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.

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Time / Duration

allow 2 - 3 hours

Length

5km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Tree-in-the-Rock day picnic area. 366km (4 hours) south of Perth to National Park

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Trail End

Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Difficulty Notes

Some steep sections, and up to 5 hours return if you include Marmabup Rock

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

All year round, late August to November for wildflower season

Fees

National Park Fees

Trail Access

Bus or car to Mt Barker. Car 2WD to Porongurup National Park

Prohibited Items

No 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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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 8:33pm

This is a challenging but amazing hike with epic views. Not recommended when its wet as the trail often turns into a river.
Christine Hamilton

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019, 5:02pm

A very enjoyable walk. Challenging at times.
Maria Taylor

Reviewed 26 May 2018, 2:58pm

Made the climb in January 2018 after traversing a few other trails in the Porongurups.
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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