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Mt Hassell, Stirling Range NP Mt Hassell, Stirling Range NP

  • Half day
  • 3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

      Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Located in the spectacular Stirling Ranges, the trail to the peak at 847 metres ascends a total of 430 metres over 1.5 kilometres. It starts gently, has sections of scree and then requires a rocky scramble to the top. It offers superb views, especially of Toolbrunup.

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The trail up Mt Hassell has fewer steps than some of the other peaks, beginning gently and then followed by steeper sections of scree. At a height of 700 metres there is a large flat rock, beyond which the trail becomes steeper and requires some rock scrambling. As with all of the peaks in the Stirling Ranges, wildlfowers are to be seen most of the year.

Ripple marks can be seen on the rocks on Mt Hassell, evidence that the ranges were once covered by a shallow sea. After the sea receded the layers of sediment were transformed into layers of rock by the pressure created by their own weight.

More than 1500 species of flowering plants exist in the Stirling Ranges, including the endemic mountain bells only found above the 300 metre contour level.

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Time / Duration

3-4 hours


3km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Stirling Range Drive, Stirling Range National Park, 430km south (5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

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Hazards & Warnings

Stay on the path. Be prepared for sudden cold changes that cause the temperature to drop and rain or hail to set in. The upper reaches of this trail are not suitable for wet and windy weather.


  • Car Park

Best time of year

April to November


National Park fees

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets; No fires in National Parks
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2 trail goers have rated Mt Hassell, Stirling Range NP as 4.5 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.

Amy Nelson

Reviewed 6 Dec 2022, 6:53pm

It took me 1.5hr to walk up, and around 45min to get down. The views were amazing and well worth it, but tough on the knees on the way down. The trail is mostly loose rock and is quite steep so would definitely need proper hiking boots/pole to help get up and down. Trail is not marked but very obvious where you are going.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 5 Jun 2022, 9:48pm

Short n sweet with epic views of the range

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