Starting from the Tree-in-the-Rock day-use area at the end of Bolganup Road, Porongurup National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Nancy Peak Walk and Wansbrough Walk. This walk takes you through a magical forest, past mossy boulders and fallen trees. Once you reach the granite plateau of Devil’s Slide, stop for a while and soak in the stunning panoramic views. There are several interpretive panels along this walk, some of which provide interesting information about the formation of the Porongurups and the neighbouring Stirlings. Once back at the day-use area you can enjoy a nice picnic. There are barbecues, picnic tables and toilet facilities. Please note that this trail is not ideal in wet weather, as the granite sections can become 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Oatlands Road, 252 then drive for 21.7 km
Turn sharp right onto Bolganup Road and drive for another 3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Tree-in-the-Rock day use area at the end of Bolganup Road, Porongurup National Park, head towards the picnic area, where you'll find picnic tables, barbecues and a sheltered informative display. Head along the dirt trail between the sheltered informative display and the picnic tables, passing a pair of white 'Nancy Peak Circuit' and 'Tree in Rock 100m' signs. Shortly ahead, you'll pass the entrance to the toilet facilities (to your left) and a 'Nancy Peak Walk to Wansbrough Walk' sign. Follow the Nancy Peak Walk trail ahead to continue the Nancy Peak and Devil's Slide Circuit(counterclockwise). This is the described direction of travel.....
Directions & comments
Tree in Rock Start heading along Hayward Peak and Nancy Peak Walk (a walking track).
After 70 m pass the BBQ (on your right).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 1.7 km come to the "Hayward Peak".
Then come to the "Hayward Peak".
After another 590 m come to the "Nancy Peak".
After another 570 m come to the "Morgan's View".
Then come to the "Morgan's View".
After another 520 m (at the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Hayward Peak and Nancy Peak Walk) turn right, to head along Wansbrough Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Devil\'s Slide, highest peak of Porongurup Range. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 5 m (at the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Devil's Slide Walk) continue straight, to head along Wansbrough Walk.
Continue another 1.6 km to find Tree in Rock at the end.
This optional side trip takes you to the Devil\'s Slide, highest peak of Porongurup Range.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Devil's Slide Walk Start heading along Devil's Slide Walk (a walking track).
After another 720 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 720 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Nancy Peak and Devil's Slide Circuit
2 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)