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About Saddle Trail, The Pound, Mt Augustus NP
The stony path climbs gently to a cleft between two outcrops and is a good place for views. Located on the north west flank of Mount Augustus, the view to the west is over a natural basin known as The Pound.
Early pastoralists took advantage of this geographical feature to hold cattle before undertaking the difficult 12 day journey to Meekatharra.
Once at trails end you can get views towards the north over Lyons River Valley.
Be trail ready for Saddle Trail, The Pound, Mt Augustus NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
30 - 60 minutes
800 metres return
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
End of Pound Road off Mount Augustus Road, Mount Augustus NP, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & Warnings
Undercut cliff edges.
Loose rocks and unstable surfaces.
Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.
For your safety it is recommended that you read the safety information provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
FacilitiesAccommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to August
Mainly unsealed roads. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling. Carry ample fuel, water and supplies to cope with all possible occurrences - see Group D list.
No camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease. No pets
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Saddle Trail in the PoundWalking the Saddle Trail
Saddle Trail interpretive signageInterpretive signage at the Saddle Trail
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