Marmabup Rock Summit via the Devils Slide

Western Australia
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A scenic loop that connects Hayward Peak and Nancy Peak with a bonus side trail to Marmabup Rock (the highest point in the Porongurup Ranges) via the Devils Slide track.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Coastal
670m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

The walk starts from a big carpark located at the end of Bolganup Road.

Route/Trail notes

The walk can be tackled in a number of ways - refer to map in images. You can go to Nancy Peak and return. You can do the loop and not go to Marmabup Rock, or you can do the full loop with the bonus sidetrail up to the summit of Marmabup rock. The walk is quite similar to walks you would find within Giraween National Park in QLD. Huge Granite domes with vast views across the country side all the way to the Stirling Ranges in the North and the Ocean in the south. The trail is well marked and not too steep for the most part. The track up to Marmabup Rock is steeper than the rest of the loop track and involves some very mild scrambling. Overall this is a nice half day hike with great views and interesting scenery. 

Permits/Costs

$15 per vehicle per day

Other References

https://trailswa.com.au/trails/devils-slide-porongurup-np

 

GPS Tracks

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Comments

Really well spent morning, did this right after the Castle Rock Skywalk. I found it super similar to the Mt Norman hike in Giraween except this one is possibly a little more scenic given the greater elevation over the surrounding area. The walk to Marmabup Rock was really fun, I would have definitely regretted doing the circuit and not doing the Rock as well. The views up there are certainly the highlight of the walk. There are heaps of signs suggesting Marmabup Rock is significantly more difficult than the rest of the walk but I would say it's quite achievable for just about anyone. Despite how intimidating it looks when viewing it from afar, it's actually a fairly straight forward walk to the summit with only a bit of mild rock scrambling.

Vonsnrub on 27 Mar, 2021

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