Bluff Knoll

Grade 4 Grade 4

Stirling Ranges NP, WA
6.2 km (2.5 hrs )

Rising 857 m above the surrounding area and at an elevation 0f 1,098 m above sea level, Bluff Knoll is the highest peak in the Stirling Ranges, although not the highest in Western Australia. The peak sees regular snowfalls each year and this is reflected in the alpine vegetation near the summit. The climb to the summit is moderately challenging, involving hundreds of stairs on the western face, before taking an easier grade up the eastern incline once over the saddle. The views from the summit are spectacular and the abundance of alpine flowers were amazing.

The carpark at the base of the mountain has toilets and covered picnic tables, as well as a number of lookouts and information signs. I am glad that I took plenty of water before heading up to the summit as there was no water along the track.

Bluff Knoll