Starting from the car park off Devil's Creek Road, Gairdner, this short return walk takes you to the summit of Mount Maxwell and back. Supposedly named after George Maxwell, this summit offers you a panoramic view of the coastal region to the west of Fitzgerald River National Park. Discovered by Maxwell himself, the Royal hakea is among the plant species you can observe here. If you come in spring, spectacular wildflowers will welcome you. Please clean the equipment and shoes off at the beginning and the end of the walk to protect trees from Phytophthora dieback. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the area. 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 Devils Creek Road then drive for 34.1 km
Keep right onto Collets Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn left onto Mt Maxwell Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Devils Creek Road (3.03km northeast of the intersection with Pabelup Drive), head along the singular track to the east, moving away from the car park. Follow the said track towards the summit to continue along Mount Maxwell Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 90 m come to "Mount Maxwell".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 90 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Maxwell Lookout
3 min to 4 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)