Moderate 7km return walk to the Piccaninny Gorge entrance or difficult 30 km return walk through the gorge system requiring overnight camping.
- Sites:Walking & Hiking Trails,Gorges & Canyons,Lookouts
- Feature:Toilet,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - No
- Activity:Bush Walking
Piccaninny Gorge has no marked track and no defined endpoint so hikers must rely on their own navigational skills to complete the walk. The 7 km return walk to the gorge entrance (the Elbow) takes a full day. To explore the entire gorge system, a total of more than 30 km, hikers need to camp for at least a night. The track is moderately easy up to the gorge entrance. It then becomes moderately difficult in the gorge itself, with hikers having to negotiate around fallen boulders, loose rocks and along creek beds.
Bushwalkers planning to camp overnight must register at the visitor centre before setting out and on their return.
Carry plenty of water (5 -8 litres of water per person per day) and a fuel stove for cooking as campfires are not permitted and take a first aid kit, EPIRB, map and GPS.
Wear supportive footwear, adequate clothing, a hat and sunscreen and take warm clothing and sleeping gear - temperatures can go below freezing at night.
Flash flooding may occur in the gorge between December and April.
Carry out all rubbish including toilet paper. Bury human waste at least 150mm deep and 30m from the water.
Picanninny Creek Lookout
You can walk to this lookout which is 2.8km return from the Piccaninny Creek car park to gain great views of the Bungle Bungle Range outliers as the Piccaninny Creek winds its way down to the Ord River.
It is enjoyable at any time of the day.
Piccaninny Creek carpark has toilets, shade shelters and picnic tables. For more information visit TrailsWA.
Piccaninny Gorge Trek
30km, Class 5
This 1- 2 night hike is into a remote and magnificent gorge, with a spur track leading to a lookout over domes and Spinifex- covered grasslands. The first 7 km is relatively easy. It then becomes moderately difficult because walkers will have to negotiate fallen boulders and loose rock.
Walkers must be prepared and take all the appropriate equipment. There is no reliable drinking water in the gorge.
Hikers must register at the visitors' centre for the Piccaninny Gorge trek and receive more information.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au
- Address: ,Purnululu,WA,