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About Monkey Rock Trail, Denmark
The Monkey Rock Trail is a well used segment of the Shiela Hill Trail/ Mt Hallowell and Bibbulmun Track.
From the Monkey Rock carpark, follow the Bibbulmun Track markers until you reach the Dieback Cleaning Station (please make use of this station to prevent the spread of this biodiversity threat). The path climbs gradually through tall Karri and Marri forests, past a large fallen log and traverses around a magnificent rock formation. The top of the rock offers astounding panoramic views over Lights Beach and surrounding Denmark. The trail becomes moderately steep at the rock section and takes around 30 minutes to reach the summit. Note that during the wet months, the trail can become quite waterlogged especially around the granite rock.
For the easiest access to the summit, follow the trail to the highest point near the rear of the granite rock (the path will level off and continue along as the Bibbulmun Track). Once on the rock you will discover steps to take you over the most diffcult parts to the summit.
To access the trail, the Monkey Rock carpark is located on Lights Road (look for the brown street sign between 306 and 322 Lights Road) approximately 8km from Denmark town centre.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
One to three 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
Monkey Rock carpark, Lights Road, Denmark. 429km SW of Perth.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
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Medium to difficult trail
Hazards & Warnings
Beware of snakes during warmer months of October to April.
Monkey Rock can be a dangerous place as there are no guard rails. Be extremely careful and watch children at all times.
Dogs are required to be on a lead at all times
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
Best time of year
All year round.
By car to Denmark
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View looking west at sunrise
Monkey Rock Trail
Views from Monkey Rock
Monkey Rock Trail
Monkey Rock views over the karri forest
Trailhead for Monkey Rock
Monkey Rock from the trail
View looking east at sunrise
Stairs to guide you up to the top
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