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Mount Cooke via Bibbulmun Track is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Cooke, Western Australia, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 12.7 mi Elevation gain 2,221 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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This is one of a series of eight day walks on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. This walk starts at Sullivan Rock, just over an hour's drive south of Perth. The Track leading toward Mt Cooke is generally relatively flat. It crosses a broad and interesting creek system and passes through stands of sheoak, banksia and jarrah. After reaching Mt Cooke campsite the Track ascends to the summit of Mt Cooke, the highest point in the Darling Range, at 582 metres. The strenuous climb is rewarded with spectacular views. The Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.

Bibbulmun Track Foundation http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/ Department of Environment & Conservation http://www.dec.wa.gov.au Leave No Trace http://www.lnt.org.au

It's about 1.5 hours from Perth by car - take Albany Highway from Armadale to Sullivan Rock picnic area (9km south of the Jarrahdale Rd turnoff). Facilities: Take all your food and water supplies for the day. There's a toilet at Mt Cooke campsite. There's also a water tank but day walkers should take their own supply and leave the tank water supply for long-distance walkers. Trail markers: The Track, for walkers only, is signposted with yellow triangular markers symbolising the Waugal, the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. Follow the direction of the point. When to go: The best times to walk the Track are in autumn (April to May), winter (June to August) and during the WA wildflower season (August to mid-October). Track conditions: For up to date Track conditions see http://dpaw.wa.gov.au/parks/alerts-and-updates/bibbulmun-track Tread lightly and Leave No Trace: Keep the Track beautiful, follow the Leave No Trace principles. For information see lnt.org.au Bush safety - know before you go: - Always carry a map and know how to use it. - Tell someone at home and leave your itinerary with them in case of an emergency. - Supply to survive: * Carry sufficient water and food for the duration of your trip. * Ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. * Carry a first aid kit and know basic first aid. - Be aware of the weather, Western Australia experiences extreme weather, check the forecasts before you go. - Know your limits. Ensure you are fit enough for this walk. For trip planning advice see bibbulmuntrack.org.au Emergency information: It is recommended that you do not walk on days of very high, extreme or severe fire danger. In the unlikely event you are threatened by bushfire: - Use the map to locate the nearest road away from the direction of the fire. If it is safe walk quickly towards the road. Do not run, fire rarely travels more than walking pace in the forest. - Move across the slope and out of the path of the fire, do not go uphill unless you are certain a safe refuge is there. - Seek refuge and try to stay on bare or burned ground. - Shield yourself from radiant heat by using large rocks, logs, culverts, running streams or dirt as a barrier. - Breathe air close to the ground. If you are lost: - Stop. Remain calm and stay together. - Use the map to review your route. - Look at surrounding features such as tracks, streams, roads or contours and try to identify them on your map. - Retrace your route until you find a marker. - If you are still lost consider the need for warmth, shelter and water. In the event of accident, injury or illness: Remain calm and stay on the trail, it will be easier to locate you.

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Tyson Wright
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Hiking

Great little day hike or overnighter. Easy enough to do in the day, but it’s nice taking your time and parking up at the campsite before peaking Mount Cooke. After hitting the summit, go left and follow along the ridge for some amazing views.

Big al
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Hiking

Great hike with the biggest hill in the Perth area . Easy trail to follow and great condition well marked .

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Wong Lai Ngee
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Hiking

Nice bushwalk in early winter. Must wear hiking boot due to the pea gravel paths.

Jon D
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Hiking

Enjoyable hike, great views once through the clearing on the summit. Found the cave, well hidden :)

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Chris Felton
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Hiking

great walk and views from mt Cooke even found the cave and signed the book

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Annie C
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Hiking

Great hike and very enjoy nature

Mark Thomas
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Awesome day out. Great views at the end.

Deborah Brace Burchell
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great hike, trail well marked some fantastic scenery. will do again on a cooler day.

Kenneth Chew
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Hiking

Remember to bring enough water in the summer months :)

Shan Tillett
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beautiful hike will be back next season

Marley Brownlie
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great track! beautiful views and easy signed

Helen Turner
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And superbly maintained by volunteers. A superb walk

Keith Thomson
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This is a wonderful bushwalk! So excited to have finally found the cave. It was a hot day, so it was tough. Highly enjoyable though.

Louise Crawley
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Hiking

Probably not very hard if you were to take your time. I completed the hike in under 3.5hours and found it challenging to do so. Great hike though!

Ausama Giwelli
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Easy bush walking, kids will enjoy it as well. Recommend

Izaac Walsh
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Easy enough 4-5 hour walk. Hard is an exaggeration.

Charles Richmond
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Hiking

Nice half to three quarter day walk

Mark Hiscock
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Hiking

Great walk

Claudia Stephens
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So beautiful and really not that difficult

Don Huggins
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Hiking

Great hike around and over Mt. Cooke in a loop. Full loop Distance 11km Moderate to Easy - but caution on the open Granite rock face if WET is very SLIPPERY Parked cars on gravel road close to base, then walked northerly direction back along the same gravel road that we drove in on and then further around the base to the Bibulmun Track Hut, then followed then Bibulmun Track up and over Mt Cooke and down along the Bibulmun Track to the gravel road to the parked cars.

Peter Harrison
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Amy Rakkusol
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Robert Council
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Ryan Reilly
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Jessica Arnold
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Seb Woloszyn
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Max Carter
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Leanne Hamilton
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Leanne Hamilton
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Nigel Lamb
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