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Kalari Trail, The Humps, Hyden

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

About 16km north of Wave Rock lies a huge rock outcrop that unfortunately doesn’t get the attentiont that its more well known cousin gets. The well marked 1.8 kilometre Kalari Trail takes you up to the summit of the Humps for commanding views. Its a steady, fairly steep in places climb, but doable for most people of average walking fitness.

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15 minutes from Wave Rock, 3km from Hyden, 334km (3.5 hours) east of Perth

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If you can spare the time and escape the lure of Wave Rock, visting the Humps is well worth it. For a start, there is a short stroll to Mulka's Cave where you can see upto 450 examples of Aboriginal rockart. Interpretive signage explains this ancient Aboriginal site.

The Kalari Trail takes you up this impressive rock outcrop between unsual geological formations. The summit offers sensational 360 degree views of farms and bush. In winter the canola crops are a blaze of yellow.

It is no surprise that the Aboriginal name for the rock is Kalari which means lizards. Numerous lizards scamper about the rocky slopes when the weather is warm enough. In more sheltered sways, there are mossy miniature gardens, best seen in winter. It is best to avoid wet weather as the granite slopes can be slippery in places. 

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Time / Duration

Take at least an hour to enjoy the rock art

Length

1.8km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

15 minutes from Wave Rock, 3km from Hyden, 334km (3.5 hours) east of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Difficulty Notes

This trail involves climbing to the top of the rock. Slippery when wet.

Hazards & Warnings

Granite rock is slippery when wet

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre

Best time of year

August, September, October

Trail Access

2WD

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3 trail goers have rated Kalari Trail, The Humps, Hyden as 4.67 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Kim Fawcett

Reviewed 1 Apr 2021, 12:09am

Fantastic trail, easy to follow and stunning views
Huey Wilson

Reviewed 8 Aug 2018, 8:04pm

Great walk! Nice steady ascent to the top of The Humps. Metal markers are easy to spot. Definitely worth the trip.
Lauren Curtis

Reviewed 23 Apr 2018, 4:26pm

Enjoyed this trail a lot, quite easy to walk and spectacular views. Trail isn't marked to well but easy enough to find your way back. Well worth the trip

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