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About East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald River NP
The Barrens are a prominent feature of the Fitzgerald River National Park because the quartzite of their sedimentary rocks has resisted weathering more than other rock types. Over time, the lines of weakness have created boulders and smaller rocks, with crevices that provide a diversity of wildlife.
The slopes of East Mt Barren contain many of the endemic species of Fitzgerald River National Park.
At the base of the peak there is a mallee-heath community comprising eucalypts, myrtles, banksias and pea flowers. Mountain banksia, and the bright red Barrens regelia attract honeyeaters while honey possums search out more discrete flowers closer to the gound. Barrens clawflower, trigger plants and jugflowers appear higher up the trail.
The trail commences on a timber boardwalk and then follows the western ridge towards the summit. The first ridge and final 50 metres to the summit are rough underfoot, steep and often slippery. The path is marked and it is essentail to look for these markers. The section of path near the summit looks like a rock wall; however the path leads through clefts in the rock and some scrambling is required to attain the summit.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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
Hamersley Inlet Road, Fitzgerald River National Park, 600km from Perth
Hamersley Inlet Road Fitzgerald River National Park
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsTrail may be slippery after rain. Cliff risks are significant in this park.
FacilitiesThere are campsites with barbeques and toilets nearby at Hamersley Inlet and Four Mile Beach. Fees apply. Note that no water is available .
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- View Platform
Best time of year
March to November
National Park fees
Road or bus to Hopetoun, 600km from Perth. Road to trail.
Prohibited ItemsNo Pets, No fires
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East Mt Barren trail head
Information sign at trail head
The boardwalk on the first section of the trail
Views looking west
View through the rocks to the west
Banksia on the slopes of East Mt Barren
Walking along the rocky ridge lines of East Mt Barren
Views to the north, looking out to the Mid Barrens
Views looking east over Four Mile Beach and Hopetoun
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