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Nancy Peak, Porongurup NP Nancy Peak, Porongurup NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.7 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.

A great circuit walk, Nancy Peak traverses the main peak of the Porongurup Ranges 23 kilometres from Mount Barker in the Great Southern region.. As well as the beauty of the moss-covered granite rocks and the lush forest, the views are magnificent with the Stirling Ranges visible to the north and, on a clear day, you can see the Southern Ocean.

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Commencing from the Porongurup carpark, the trail passes by Karri boya-k (Tree in the Rock) before climbing to the top of the mountain’s ridge. On the way, the trail passes through different ecosystems such as karri forest and moist glades of mosses.

Emerging from the forest on the granite outcrops you will see the views to the Stirling Ranges and the Southern Ocean. Across the outcrops, the trail continues over a few peaks before descending into a pass between Nancy Peak and Devils Slide. Once on the main track between the two, it's a fairly simple karri forest ramble back to the car park.

This is one of many trails in the Porongurup area.  Other trails range from the Bolganup Heritage Trail, which is an easy 600 metre circuit, to a three-hour return hike to Marmabup Rock which is recommended for experienced bushwalkers only.  The Castle Rock trail takes you past the famous balancing rock and up to stand on Castle Rock.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours


6.7 kilometre loop, not including additional loop north of Karri boya-k (Tree in the Rock)

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Porongorup National Park, 23km from Mt Barker, which is 359km(4 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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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • All accessible toilet facilities

Best time of year

All year round


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Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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7 trail goers have rated Nancy Peak, Porongurup NP as 4.29 out of 5!

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Allana Hetherington

Reviewed 29 Aug 2022, 6:13pm

We started from the Southern Boundary of the Warnsbrough walk and it's a very steep 1km to get to the start of the Nancy Peak walk. Glad we went anti-clockwise. The 360 degree views at every turn were amazing. The changes in the terrain and flora we so beautiful. Next time I'll park the car at Hole-in-tree as going down the Southern Boundary was hard on the knees.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 8:28pm

Stunning views, a good mix of terrain and challenges.
Christine Hamilton

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019, 5:04pm

Absolutely loved this walk! Stunning views and breathtaking forest floor walks :D Would do this one again!
Clare Offner

Reviewed 2 Jun 2019, 4:27pm

Loved it! The vegetation changes were awesome, the views quite amazing, but the karri trees were the best.
karin stronkhorst

Reviewed 13 Mar 2018, 1:02pm

Amazing trail. Saw two eagles flying really close up. Views from the various outlooks are wonderful. The notice board says to start on one end and I think it is wise to do so as the markings seem to be directed that way. I walked alone and it was clear in this direction. It is quite the hike with rocky climbs. But stunning!!
Jason Bromell

Reviewed 2 Mar 2018, 8:34pm

Absolutely fantastic trail for a difficulty 4. Add on Devils Slide. Well worth it. Not really any good for relis with bad knees. But for a half day hike has the best of both views from peaks and woodland tracks.
Tamara White

Reviewed 2 Apr 2017, 3:47pm

Trail was a bit easier than I expected and completed under the expected time - which was lucky as we had not really planned to do the whole this - we were just going to check out what the trail was like as it was already 4pm when we got there, but managed to do the whole trail, though did not finish until after dark. Saw a few kangaroos but not much other wildlife. Trail could have been better marked, we weren't always sure we were going the right way. Fair bit of clambering over rocks on the way down, so lucky we checked it out before taking a relative with bad knees up there!

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