Rockwood Trail, Mt Frankland

Rockwood Trail, Mount Frankland
Mount Frankland, Rockwood Trail, Summit Loop

The Rockwood Trail is a unique trail around the bast of Mount Frankland. Starting at the feet of massive karri trees near the carpark you will see the sign pointing right along a path beneath the summit.

This is Rockwood Trail. The undulating path takes you almost immediately amongst the towering Karri surrounding Mt Frankland. View the Rockwood Trail Map, below.

Hollowbutt Tree on Mount Frankland, Walpole Hollowbutt Tree on Mount Frankland, Walpole

Rockwood Trail is the 'Loop Walk', and again it's definitely a hike, so bring water and wear appropriate footwear. Follow the signs.

Mount Frankland Trees

Rockwood Trail is definitely a strenuous hike, hiking gear is essential. It is a 1.5k loop around the base on an undulating path amongst the trees.

Mount Frankland Summit

Not NEARLY as easy as the hike to the summit, which is only a matter of a few hundred meters, this hike is a HIKE, take it only if you are prepared.

It takes you around the base of Mount Frankland, which you will see above you much of the way.

Need a map?

See the Mount Frankland Map for an up-close view of the walkking path with markers to give you some perspective on the distance you need to walk. It's really a nice hike to the summit.

Mount Frankland Summit Walk, First Stage
Mount Frankland Trees

The trail loops around the summit ending in a boardwalk.

From here you adjoin the paved pathway leading down to the carpark.

The views of the countryside are fantastic.

Rockface and Tree on Rockwood Trail, Mount Frankland
Peak of Mount Frankland

Walking beneath Mount Frankland is an experience! The trees stretching into the sky are still dwarfed by the massive peak of Mount Frankland.

Rockwood Trail
Hollowbutt Tree on Rockwood Trail, Mount Frankland
Mount Frankland from Rockwood Trail

The Hike

Again, this is not a stroll but a hike through the forest and is physically exerting. Once you walk all the way around the summit you can descend the mountain and be back in the carpark and amenities within a short space of time. The EASIER WALK is the summit. Definitely easier is the walk to the summit of Mount Frankland. Proper hiking attire is still recommended.

Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland Map

 Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Mount Frankland Mount Frankland
Starting in the karri trees you wind up and through towards the summit of Mt Frankland way above the tree top canopy. Visit Mount Frankland
Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Walk amongst the towering Karri trees around Mount Frankland. Visit Rockwood Trail at Mt Frankland
Wilderness Lookout Wilderness Lookout
From the Mount Frankland car park you will find signs for the Wilderness Lookout, and easy walk with grand views over the Wilderness Area. Visit Wilderness Lookout

Walpole and surrounds:

Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Walpole Regional Map Walpole Regional Map
Map of the Walpole Region including places to visit and National Parks. Visit Walpole Regional Map
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Stay in Walpole Stay in Walpole
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Walpole, WA. Find Accommodation in Walpole! Visit Stay in Walpole

Other attractions in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park:

Walpole-Nornalup National Park Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Circular Pool Circular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Conspicuous Cliff Conspicuous Cliff
Standing high above the surrounding heathland, the Cliff-top lookout gives fantastic views of the beach and river flowing into the sea. Visit Conspicuous Cliff
Fernhook Falls Fernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Frankland River Frankland River
The Frankland River is the 8th largest in the state of Western Australia flowing into the Nornalup Inlet. Visit Frankland River
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Hilltop Lookout Hilltop Lookout
On Hilltop Road, east of Walpole. Overlooking the Nornalup Inlet and Frankland River. Rocky Head and Saddle Island can be seen in the distance. Visit Hilltop Lookout
Irwin Inlet Irwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Nornalup Inlet Nornalup Inlet
The Nornalup Inlet is serene. Fed from the Deep and Frankland Rivers it connects to the Walpole Inlet via a natural deep water channel. Visit Nornalup Inlet
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Sappers Bridge Sappers Bridge
Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982. Visit Sappers Bridge
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Walpole Inlet Walpole Inlet
Filled by the Deep & Frankland Rivers, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. Visit Walpole Inlet

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