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Mt Ragged Car Park, which is approximately 130 km south of Eyre Hwy (Balladonia Roadhouse)
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Mt Ragged Car Park
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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. From Balladonia on the Eyre Highway there is reasonable gravel road for the first 60km before changing to a rough, rocky sand track.
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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.
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.
Hazards & WarningsNo water at site
- 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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Mt RaggedClimber on his way up Mt Ragged
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Mt RaggedPark Sign at the bottom of Mt Ragged
Mt RaggedOn the way up Mt Ragged
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