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Mt Clare Summit Trail, Walpole-Nornalup NP

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

A short and gradual 2.4km return walk to the summit of Mount Clare which offers views of the Southern Ocean and the Walpole Wilderness.

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Mount Clare car park, Tinglewood Drive. Walpole-Nornalup National Park, 400km (5hours) south of Perth

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This track follows the Bibbulmun Track from the parking area on Tinglewood Drive to the summit of Mount Clare. A gradual uphill walk takes you through magnificent tingle and karri forest. From the rest area, where the Bibbulmun Track continues to the Nuyts, the walk becomes slightly more difficult, however, your reward is the view to the coast and across the Walpole Wilderness.

The Walpole Wilderness area embraces seven National Parks, Forest Conservation Areas and Nature Reserves, totaling 363,000 hectares, including areas of classified wilderness.  About 20,000 hectares within the Walpole Wilderness area are classified “wilderness”.

To get to the carpark drive approximately eight kilometres west of Walpole along the South West Highway. Turn onto Tinglewood Road and travel about a kilometre along the gravel road.



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Time / Duration

1-1.5 hours


2.4km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Mount Clare car park, Tinglewood Drive. Walpole-Nornalup National Park, 400km (5hours) south 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.

Hazards & Warnings

No pets or fires


There is a Bibbulmun Track campsite on the summit of Mount Clare, accessible by foot.
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone

Best time of year

March to November


National Park fees

Trail Access

By road 400km along south west highway (5 hours) to Tinglewood Drive, 6km west of Walpole. Follow Tinglewood Drive for 1 km to parking area on right hand side.

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2 trail goers have rated Mt Clare Summit Trail, Walpole-Nornalup NP as 2 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 6 Jun 2022, 6:49pm

Its a short and easy enough walk but not sure where the views were the info talks about. Recommend adding on the Deep River Loop to make it worthwhile.
Drew Graham

Reviewed 17 Dec 2020, 9:47am

Close to Walpole town and easily accessible, this short, pleasant and easy walk is without rewarding views. The granite outcrop near the summit is largely surrounded by trees and scrub offering only a glimpse of the ocean and surrounding wilderness.

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