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Mt Trio, Stirling Range NP Mt Trio, Stirling Range NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.5 km
    • Bush Walk Class 4

      Difficult trail with rough surface that may have very steep hills or extensive rock hopping. Directional signage may be limited. Bushwalking experience, navigation and emergency first aid skills, and good fitness required.

This is a short and steep hike in the Stirling Ranges. 3.5 kilometres return, with a total ascent of 400 metres and lots of steps along the way.  Wildflowers, including the endemic mountain bells, are a feature of this walk.

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Mt Trio comprises three peaks and was once known by its Aboriginal name Warrungup, meaning "three become". The trail ascends steeply from the parking area via many steps to a saddle between the east peak and the north peak. The track then follows a more gentle slope to the highest (northern) point at 856 metres. There are excellent views from the top when the weather is clear.

More than 1500 species of flowering plants exist in the Stirling Ranges,representing almost 40 percent of the known flora of the south west. Approximately 80 species grow nowhere else in the world. Mt Trio is known for its bright red mountain bell, Darwinia lejostyla.

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Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours


3.5km return

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Formby South Road, Stirling Range National Park, 430 km (5 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Class 4

Difficult trail with rough surface that may have very steep hills or extensive rock hopping. Directional signage may be limited. Bushwalking experience, navigation and emergency first aid skills, and good fitness required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Not suitable to walk in wet and windy conditions. Stay on the path. Be prepared for sudden cold changes that cause the temperature todrop and rainor hail to set in.


  • Car Park

Best time of year

April to November


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Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets; No fires in National Parks
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8 trail goers have rated Mt Trio, Stirling Range NP as 4.12 out of 5!

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Jacinta Irvine

Reviewed 2 May 2024, 3:31pm

Challenging but doable. Great views !
Charlene Dorelag

Reviewed 23 Apr 2023, 8:09pm

Its a beautiful 360 degrees view overlooking to golden fields its spectacular to spent sunrise you just need to be early though cause it can be very hot no trees around but overall its very full filling when you see the view
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Jeremy Price

Reviewed 15 Apr 2023, 11:38am

Challenging walk, particularly the high steps; coming down is brutal with jelly legs. I consider myself quite fit and it tested me a bit. Stunning views, even with the foul weather.
Amy Nelson

Reviewed 6 Dec 2022, 6:58pm

Was probably one of the harder hikes ive ever done. As soon as you start the trail it is quite literally straight up for 1km and very tough. Although after the saddle it is less of an incline, it is still very steep. Took me around 1hr 30 to get up and around 45min back down. The views were good but I preferred Mt Hassel. Poles will most likely be needed as im sure if I didn't have mine I would have busted a knee
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 27 Jul 2022, 5:53pm

Those stairs are a killer with absolutely no build up to get you warmed up but once you are up on the saddle it is a much nicer ascent to the summit. Don't forget your poles as they really do help with the knees/legs both up & down.
Steve McBride

Reviewed 20 Jul 2022, 7:35pm

Often described as an easy peak, however it’s quite a steep ascent straight up from the car park, which appears to discourage some visitors. However once you reach the saddle it’s a pleasant walk along the ridge and the views from the top along the ranges were outstanding (circa 3pm to 4pm) on a very clear day. Took us exactly an hour to ascend and we spent 30 mins at the peak absorbing the magnificent scenery. Worth it.
Wally Holding

Reviewed 4 Nov 2017, 5:30pm

A very good walk, although the first 500 m is not for the fainthearted. A good alt name would Mt ManySteps. The initial climb is very steep and should not be accomplished too fast as you WILL tire before you reach the saddle. The last portion of the walk is quite comfortable towards the peak. As with most summits, a rock cairn marks the summit. This time of the year the flowers and the views are absolutely wonderful. We wanted to hike to the second and third peaks and we found a path leading off south just at the top of the climb. It was quite hard to follow, very overgrown but does take you to the other peaks, one is a huge rock and one a summit similar to the main peak. All in all, this hike is a very good one and as with all Stirling Range walks, very satisfying to complete.
Sue Hastie

Reviewed 9 Jan 2017, 4:27pm

Great views from the the top. Recommend walking sticks as some of the steps are rather high for vertically chanllenged people like myself.

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