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About Mt Ragged Walk Trail, Cape Arid NP
Start the walk trail at the Mt Ragged car park and ascend the range to Mt Ragged (Tower Peak).
The walk to the summit of Tower Peak (594 metres) is a tough, steep ascent with the track overgrown in parts. Hoist yourself up some decent size rock faces and enjoy the adventure to climb within this spectacular scenery. The climb is rewarded with impressive views.
Mid-way up the mountain, the trail crosses a platform carved by wave action thousands of years ago when the sea level was much higher than present. Similar wave action is thought to have carved the caverns in the granitic hills of the south coast, for example, the hollow through the summit of Frenchman Peak in Cape Le Grand National Park.
Although challenging, the Mt Ragged Walk Trail also offers terrific opportunities for spotting birds. There are known to be around 160 bird species in Cape Arid National Park, several of which are threatened or endangered.
Camping is available at Mt Ragged, providing toilet and barbecue facilities. Campsites are not bookable and operate on a first come first served basis.
Approx 850km from Perth the trail is accessible by 4WD only. There are two ways to access Mt Ragged. From Balladonia on the Eyre Highway there is reasonable gravel road for the first 60km before changing to a rough, rocky sand track. From Fisheries Rd (Esperance access), the turnoff to Mt Ragged is 50km along the Balladonia road, this section of road is rough, sandy and rocky.
Be trail ready for Mt Ragged Walk Trail, Cape Arid NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Allow 3 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
Additional Useful ItemsMt Ragged is a remote location and you must be fully self-sufficient. Take camping gear, ample water and non-perishable food, first aid kit, tool kit, spare tyres and parts, recovery gear, CB radio.
Mt Ragged Car Park, which is approximately 130 km south of Eyre Hwy (Balladonia Roadhouse)
Mt Ragged Car Park
Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.
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Hazards & Warnings
No water at site.
Limitted shade when accessing the summit.
Check weather conditions as they can quickly change.
- Car Park
Best time of year
During the months of June until September the Wildflower season comes into full bloom
National Park fees
Prohibited ItemsNo pets; No fires in National Parks
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Signing the register at the summit
Trail to the summit
Rock scrambling near the summit
Mt Ragged Trail Head
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Mt RaggedMt Ragged in the distance
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