5.8 km return
Starting from the car park off Stirling Range Drive, Stirling Range National Park, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Magog and back via the Mount Magog Walk Trail. One of the lesser-known hikes in the Stirling Range, Mount Magog is a challenging climb to 856 metres. This summit gives off an uncharted feel as it is not climbed frequently. The walk starts at a picnic site nestled amongst tall wandoo trees. From here, the trail crosses a creek, then emerges from the trees and meanders across open country along the flat lowlands of the range, with only gentle climbing. Once the trail reaches the base of the peak, the climb is steep and tough. For those willing to push on, this will be an unforgettable experience. The reward for the climbing becomes apparent fairly early on, with excellent views of the peaks to the west. Eventually, the trail leads to a saddle between the summit and the neighbouring Talyuberlup. From here it's a more gentle walk, with some scrambling up rocky shelves to reach the top of Mount Magog's south peak. The trail to the summit is fairly easy to follow, with wooden peg markers and flagging tape to point hikers in the right direction. This is a very hard walk in steep and potentially dangerous terrain known for its unpredictable weather. You'll need to keep an eye out for scree and uneven footing. For your safety, keep to the path and be mindful about foot placement. The trail may be overgrown, and the final section requires some rock scrambling. This walk isn't recommended in wet or windy conditions, as the rock scrambling sections can be very slippery. 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.
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