About this place
East Mount Barren (450m) is on the eastern edge of the national park and its distinctive outline can clearly be seen on the approach from Hopetoun.
The parking area on its western side is the trailhead for the walk to the summit, which is a hard walk but well worth the effort. In season you will pass through magnificent stands of Barren's regelia (Regelia velutina), which has crimson flowers atop pale green stems.
The view from the summit and for much of the trail is spectacular. On a clear day, you can see most of the peaks of the Barrens Range stretching west along the coast and the Doubtful Islands, some of which are 65 km to the south-west near Bremer Bay. If you are not a hiker, don’t worry - the views from the East Mount Barren parking area are some of the best in the park.
The coastal peaks are collectively known as ‘the Barrens’ and dramatic headlands overlooking the sea.
Please clean footwear and equipment at the start and finish of any walks you do in natural areas to prevent the spread of Phytopthora dieback.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Cliff risks are significant in this park.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of East Mount Barren.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.