Mount Hassell

1 h 30 min to 3 h

2.9 km
return

↑ 361 m
↓ -361 m

Very challenging
Starting from the Mount Hassell car park off Stirling Range Drive, Stirling Range National Park, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Hassell and back. Prepare for an amazing range of colours in the wildflower season. The track to the summit has steps that begin moderate, leaving their place for steep scree sections later on. Many rocky platforms are located on or near the trail, where walkers can take a break and enjoy the views. As you come closer to a ridge, the track gets steeper. You'll then cross a saddle through some thick bush. The final scramble up the small section of rock that forms the summit is easier than it looks from below, though extra care should be taken when the rocks are wet and slippery. After negotiating the rock face, walkers are rewarded with a close-up view of Toolbrunup and sweeping views of the remainder of the national park. The trail is well marked and easy to navigate, with some steep climbs and moderately difficult scrambling. Wear sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing, and carry plenty of drinking water. There may be sudden temperature changes that can lead to rain or even hail, so come prepared. The upper parts of this track should not be walked under bad weather conditions. 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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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
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Start (-34.3749607,118.0789128)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Coast Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Chester Pass Road then drive for 65.4 km
  • Turn left onto Stirling Range Drive and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the car park on Stirling Range Drive (3.53 km northwest of Chester Pass Road), head towards the singular dirt track at the western end of the car park. Join the said track and stay on it as it heads westward to continue along Mount Hassell Track.....
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Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 1.4 km come to "Mount Hassell Summit".
Mount Hassell Summit
Mount Hassell Summit

Located in the spectacular Stirling Ranges, Mount Hassell stands at a height of about 730m. The summit offers beautiful panoramic views over most of the Stirlings, including Mount Trio and the neighbouring Mount Toolbrunup. There's a rock cairn at the summit along with a broad area for you to take advantage of, whether it's for exploring or getting better views.
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Located in the spectacular Stirling Ranges, Mount Hassell stands at a height of about 730m. The summit offers beautiful panoramic views over most of the Stirlings, including Mount Trio and the neighbouring Mount Toolbrunup. There's a rock cairn at the summit along with a broad area for you to take advantage of, whether it's for exploring or getting better views.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.4 km to get back to the start.
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Mount Hassell


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 2.9 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 3 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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