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About The Loop Trail, Kalbarri NP
The Loop Trail highlights the erosive power of the Murchison River which has carved magnificent gorges to reveal the red and white banded rock.
This difficult, 9 kilometre trail follows the edge of the cliff, with magnificent views of the river below, before working its way down to the river bank. The trail continues along the river with sandy beaches, river gums and the possibility of swimming.
After following a loop in the river the trail eventually climbs out of the gorge, back up to Nature’s Window and on to the carpark.
Temperatures along this walk can reach 50C in summer. It is recommended that you plan your hike for the cooler months (May to October) and avoid this hike in hot weather. The Loop Trail is closed after 7am from November to March inclusive.
- Carry and drink 1 litre of water per person per hour and more in hotter weather. There is no drinking water in the park.
- Wear a hat, loose clothing, sturdy footwear and sunscreen.
- Hike with a companion and tell someone where you are going.
- Carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or satelite phone, it could save your life. Mobile phone coverage is limited.
Be trail ready for The Loop Trail, Kalbarri NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
3 - 5 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
Natures Window car park, Kalbarri National Park, 590km (7.5 hours) north of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsSummer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. Keep to the trails and stay off cliff edges which are unstable. Sometimes the trail follows rock platforms and this can be a scramble at times.
For your safety it is recommended that you read the safety information provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
- Picnic Area
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- All accessible parking
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to October
Entry fees apply to Kalbarri National Park
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or fires permitted. Gas appliances allowed.
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