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Granite Skywalk is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located in the state of Western Australia, Australia that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 816 ft Route type Out & Back
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The Granite Skywalk day-use site has picnic tables, a barbeque, toilets and is partially accessible for people with disabilities. A 3km (2 hour) relatively steep return walk leads from this site. Moderate to good fitness is required. The path traverses jarrah and marri forest and takes you past the famous balancing rock. The Granite Skywalk has two lookouts, a lower and upper one. The upper lookout perches over the side of Castle Rock and requires scrambling over rocks and climbing a ladder. There are spectacular views of Porongurup National Park and across undulating farmland to Albany on the south coast, and to the south east, views to Mt Gardner and Mt Manypeaks.

Department of Parks and Wildlife http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au

Park entry costs: $11 per vehicle (up to eight legally seated people). $5 per motor cycle and concession cardholders. $5 per coach passenger. Camping is not provided in the park but a range of accommodation options are available nearby. Hikers should take plenty of food, water, wet-weather and warm clothing when walking, and notify someone else of their plans and expected time of return. Conditions can change rapidly and it is best to be prepared. Your safety in natural areas is your responsibility. Plan ahead and prepare: * Please heed warnings shown on signs. * There are slippery, rough and uneven surfaces throughout the park - wet rocks can be extremely slippery. Granite surfaces can cause serious scrapes to skin. Uneven and sloping surfaces also exist throughout the park. * Carry two to three litres of drinking water per person for half to full day walks. * Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Wear boots or sturdy footwear, weatherproof clothing and sun protection. * Poisonous 1080 fox baits are spread throughout the park four times a year by hand and aircraft drop. The baits are small chunks of dried meat or pink sausages that should not be handled. * Take rubbish out with you, including food scraps and toilet paper. Make sure toilet waste is buried to 15 centimetres deep. * Eucalypt trees, especially karri, can shed branches at any time. Be extra aware on windy days. * Protect habitat - avoid stepping on plants. Do not cut walking sticks, pick wildflowers or move rocks.

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Dan Beaver
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Damien Broughton
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Sasha Dowson
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Really loved it the view and the climbing at the top for the sky walk is definitely worth the view and achievement

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Ernest Honigmann
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Big al
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zinta Ikere-Harris
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Lindzee Blackburn
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Amazing! Plenty of rocks to scale at the top

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Trevor O
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It's a constant journey up but well worth it. Have to do the little scramble at the end and climb up the ladder. It is windy so put your hat in your bag on the skywalk!

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Cassa Micheli
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Great trail with heaps of shade & spots to take in the views. Quite challenging but the balancing rocks & sky walk are well worth the effort!!

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Mike Procos
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Quite a challenging climb in the wet and the ladder onto the skywalk is quite scary but well worth it.

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Jodi Gardiner Wilson
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Was a lovely 2.2km walk mostly straight up

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Andrew Wilkinson
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Was a grate walk

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Graham hill
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Warren Barnard
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Awesome views, fantastic structure. Moderate walk in.

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Darren Godden
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Fantastic views and the Aluminium structures are awesome

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Andrew Whitechurch
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Great walk with amazing views as a reward for the climb. Moderate difficulty is right. Definitely recommend it!!

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Jess M
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Bush walk to the top. Then rocky with some climbing. Very windy. Amazing views

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Michelle Hackett
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A good walk for the family, although the rock scramble and ladder climb at the top will challenge the younger kids. There is an alternative easy access lookout. Take a picnic to enjoy afterwards on one of the many picnic tables.

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Shan Tillett
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a little rocky watch where your walking i kept kicking the rocks but thats just me the granite skywalk I thought was amazing views are awesome the scramble not really much of one for me not being taller was fun though and those boulders wow love them they are wicked as should have done this a long time ago !!!

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Candy Pandy
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Awesome trail. A bit steep at the beginning but evens out and the views are great. Going down can be slippery if wet. Climbing over the boulders isn’t too bad. Not necessary to go to the skywalk - after climbing over first boulders, the view is amazing. Great to stop and have a snack. Ladder up the skywalk is good but a little scary going down for some.

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Fabio Goncalves
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Rocks, light mud, branches, climb, it’s a great trail!

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Mich Bosgra
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I love this path. We do it at least once a month. Beautiful views! Never gets boring!

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Laura Baxter
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great walk. well worth the climb!

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Jordan Paries
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4.4km return walk that's all uphill heading to the skywalk. The incline will vary but there's plenty of fallen timber to use as seating to rest throughout. Once you get to the boulders all the aches disappear and you're re-engerised taking in the views. The walk back is far easier being on the decline.

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