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Saddle Trail, The Pound, Mt Augustus NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Saddle Trail involves loose rocks, unstable and slippery surfaces and crosses a usually dry creek bed. A good level of fitness is needed to climb a moderate slope to the saddle that provides a view over the Lyons River valley to the north.

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End of Pound Road off Mount Augustus Road, Mount Augustus NP, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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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.     

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  • Mt Augustus Tourist Park

    Mount Augustus Tourist Park is a friendly caravan park with unit accommodation and camping grounds, with hot showers, laundry and a BBQ campers' kitchen for self catering.

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Time / Duration

Less than 1 hour


800m return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

End of Pound Road off Mount Augustus Road, Mount Augustus NP, 1100km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Hazards & Warnings

Undercut cliff edges; loose rocks and unstable surfaces; Extreme heat than can exceed 40 degrees in summer.


Accommodation ranging from camping to donga style rooms are available at Mount Augustus Tourist Park.
  • Car Park

Best time of year

May to August

Trail Access

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.

Prohibited Items

No camping or open fires in National Park or Pastoral Lease . No pets
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