Mount Toolbrunup

2 h 30 min to 4 h

3.9 km

↑ 569 m
↓ -569 m

Very challenging
Starting from the car park at the end of Toolbrunup Road, Stirling Range National Park, this walk leads to the summit of Mount Toolbrunup and back via the Toolbrunup Peak Walk Trail. Toolbrunup Peak may not be the tallest peak in the Sterling Range (by only 50 metres), but it's quite the sight and demands mental & physical effort from you. Rising from the landscape at 1052m above sea level, Mount Toolbrunup presents a tough challenge for those that decide to hike up to the summit. This 4km return hike begins by taking you through quaint woodlands, mostly following the bank of a creek and becoming progressively steeper. Beyond the woodlands, the hike rises steeply over large boulders, loose rocks and steep scree to a saddle near the top of the southwest buttress. Look out for the yellow-capped markers placed among the rocks to ensure you are following the correct route. The terrain in the last part is relatively more complex, introducing some vertical rock climbs. When you reach the upper slopes, keep a lookout for mountain bells and other flowers that bloom in the spring. At the summit, you will be rewarded with extraordinary 360-degree views across the landscape, where you'll be able to see all the other major peaks in the area, along with the Porongurups to the south. This is one of the most challenging day walks in the Stirling Range as it requires constant climbing. When you reach the summit, you'll be more than 500 metres above the starting point. Although it's quite short, this hike is best suited for fit and experienced walkers, as there are some very steep sections and uneven surfaces, including scree fields and loose rocks. Keep in mind that the weather can change super quick in the Sterling Range. Take extra care when dealing with the strong winds near and at the summit, as you'll be exposed to them. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing and sun protection are recommended. At the car park, you will find a small picnic area and information boards about the hike. 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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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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