Knox Gorge
2.7 km return
2 h to 3 h
Knox Gorge
2.7 km
Return

Walk
2 h to 3 h

Starting from the Knox Gorge car park at the end of Knox Gorge Road, Karijini National Park, this walk takes you past Knox Lookout, then down into Knox Gorge and back via the Knox Lookout and Knox Gorge Walk Trails. Intersecting Wittenoom Gorge near the Knox Lookout, Knox Gorge is a deep and picturesque chasm. After a short walk to the lookout, the trail descends to the bottom of the gorge via one of the steepest paths in the park. Other gorges in the area have proper steps, yet the track going down Knox Gorge is a bit more "natural" and challenging. Although steep, the descent is relatively straightforward until an awkward scramble near the bottom, which requires walkers to lower themselves down several rock shelves. At the bottom of the descent, there is the option to turn left or right, with the path to the right leading to a photogenic pool. After heading left along the main walk trail, the initial section of Knox Gorge is filled with trees and plants growing along the watercourse. Continually crisscrossing its way along the gorge floor, the trail ends at an unusual slot canyon formation with large, expansive shelves on either side of the slot. From here, walkers can retrace their steps back to the start of the walk. After the scrambling ends, the steep track takes you out of the gorge. Take care in the gorge and leave if it starts to rain as flash flooding can occur. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Knox Lookout
Pool near Knox Gorge entrance

Places & Areas
Australia
Western Australia
Shire Of Ashburton
Karijini
Fortescue River
Australia/Perth Time Zone
Karijini National Park