Starting from the car park off Tinglewood road, Broke, this return walk takes you to the Mount Clare Summit and back via the Bibblemun Track. The path follows a dense forest that hosts enormous karri and tingle trees, isolating one instantaneously. The Summit offers you great views of the Walpole Wilderness and the Southern Ocean. Bringing insect repellent is a great idea to be protected from march flies. 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.
Getting started From the car park off Tinglewood Road (310 metres south of the intersection with Delta Road), pass through the wooden bollard and head along the dirt track (Bibbulmun), moving directly away from the road. After about 65 metres, keep left at the first intersection to continue along the Mount Clare Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 30 m back from the start).
Find the gate at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (75 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 155 m pass the "Mount Clare" (5 m on your right).
Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 880 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Clare Trail
30 min to 50 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
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)