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Why this Hike
This beautiful hike along the coast of Cape Le Grand National Park is a fantastic overnight adventure for intermediate walkers. With some of the best views you can experience from a hike in Western Australia, this hike is certainly worth the trek no matter how far you must travel to experience this little place of magic.
Track Notes & Overview
2 Days, 1 Night – 20KM
Day One – Rossiter Beach to Lucky Bay Campground (7.6KM)
Starting at the end of Rossiter Beach in the carpark at the end of Rossiter Road the walk heads west along the coastal trail past Mississippi Hill and onto the beach in Lucky Bay with it's beautiful white sand. Walk the entire stretch of the beach where on the other side you will reach Lucky Bay Campground which is an established campsite with good facilities.
Day Two – Lucky Bay Campground to Le Grand Beach (13.4KM)
On the second day of this walk you will continue to follow the coastal track (Lucky Bay – Thistle Cove Trail) through to Thistle Cove which has some of the best views on the whole walk. After reaching the cove you will continue along the mostly granite trail to Hellfire Bay and then along to the hardest section of the walk with sections of up and down before arriving at Le Grand Beach Campground, the end of the walk.
*Please note that this walk can be extended to make it easier for newer hikers but hikers with some experience should be able to complete this walk in two days. Alternatively very experienced hikers who have the physical fitness and skills should be able to complete the walk in one day which should take around 8-10 hours.
Packing for an Overnight Hike
Packing is an important part of any overnight adventure, the long list of things needed can be hard to remember but this free packing list aims to make it easy and includes everything you need for when you're packing.
Food for an Overnight Hike
Creating a menu for a hike can seem challenging at first especially if it is an overnight hike. Your menu should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight which can limit some of the meals you can create.
Our recipe hub includes great suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and even dessert, covering all the ingredients you will need and how to make them.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.