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Hyden Rock Walk, Hyden

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.25 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This walk trail takes you to the top of Wave Rock and offers stunning views out across the surrounding farmland, remnant bushland and salt lakes. The trail is fairly easy gentle slope, with a couple of short steep sections where a chain is provided to assist walkers up and down and some steps to navigate.

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Trail Start

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Wave Rock Car Park, 3km from Hyden, 334km (3.5 hours) east of Perth

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The Hyden Rock Walk Trail is a great short trail for people seeking an overall perspective other than just a photo oportunity in front of the wave formation itself. Besides expansive views, you get to see odd rock formations and in warm weather plenty of scurrying dragon lizards.

There are two loops. The shorter loop is 860 metres long in total from the carpark. The second loop is 1300 metres. The routes are well marked, over slopping granite which can be slippery after rain. Read the interperative signage along the way to learn about the rock formations and the fascinating plants and animals. Be aware that there is some accending and descending involved.

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Time / Duration

up to 1 hour


1.25km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Wave Rock Car Park, 3km from Hyden, 334km (3.5 hours) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

There are a couple of short steep sections where a chain is provided to assist you up or down the slope.

Hazards & Warnings

Beware of slippery rocks in wet weather


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

In the cooler months, April to November


Fee per car

Trail Access

Self drive vi a sealed road.

Prohibited Items

No pets are allowed on the rock due to it being water catchment
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