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About Mt Hassell, Stirling Range NP
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.
Be trail ready for Mt Hassell, Stirling Range NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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
Additional Useful ItemsWalk safely. All walks in the Stirling Range are steep and have uneven surfaces. Wear boots or sturdy footwear, weatherproof clothing and sun protection. Take plenty of food and carry two to three litres of drinking water per person for half to full day walks.
Please take all your rubbish out with you.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsStay 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
Prohibited ItemsNo pets; No fires in National Parks
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