East Mount Barren, Hopetoun

#26 of 69 in Trails in Western Australia
East Mount Barren is one of three quartzite peaks of the Barren Range in Fitzgerald River National Park. The three peaks, West Mount Barren, Middle and East Mount Barren, were named by explorer Matthew Flinders on 6 January 1802. All were named because of their barren appearance. A walking track ascends 200m in height to the summit which has views of the coast from the Doubtful Islands to Mason Point as well as 50km inland.Plant species that are endemic to East Barren Mountain and its immediate environs include Calothamnus macrocarpus, Eucalyptus burdettiana (Burdett Gum), Kunzea similis subsp. similis, Regelia velutina (Barrens regelia) and Verticordia pityrhops. Other species of note include Acacia argutifolia (East Barrens Wattle), Adenanthos ellipticus (Oval-leaf Adenanthos), Anthocercis fasciculata, Banksia speciosa (Showy Banksia), Dampiera deltoidea, Eucalyptus coronata (Crowned Mallee), Gonocarpus hispidus, Hakea hookerana, Hibbertia papillata, Jacksonia compressa, Leptospermum confertum, Leucopogon compactus, Melaleuca papillosa, Pimelea physodes (Qualup Bell) and Stylidium galioides (Yellow Mountain Triggerplant).
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  • A great hike up this beautiful mountain. The youngest in our group was 8 year old and had no trouble. A stunning view at the top and well worth the effort.  more »
  • Walked this on a beautiful autumn day. Excellent views and worth the climb. Some scrambling in parts. Only took us 1.5 hours including lunch at the top overlooking the ocean.  more »
  • Amazing views! Took us about an hour and a half up and down including a few short stops. Trail could be slightly better maintained - lots of scratchy bushes if you’re wearing shorts and we only saw one way marker
  • Awesome view. It took me about two hours to go up and down. Not an easy thing to do. Carry at least two litres of water per person with you.

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