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Why this Hike
This hike up the challenging Devil’s Peak in Flinders Chase National Park is a fantastic walk which even includes some rock scrambling. The track is quite even for the first few hundred metres but after that it starts to climb quite rapidly. The hike is for more experienced walkers simply because of the climb that is required but this doesn’t mean don't go for it as the rewards are definitely worth the work.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the Devil’s Peak Trailhead Carpark this hike on private land (which the public have generously been given access to) follows the Devil’s Peak Walking Trail. The hike is about 1.2 km each way and as you walk you will find the track get steeper and steeper and steeper. Towards the peak you will find the hike become a rock scramble and to help you stay on the track you should find small reflective red arrows. The track is quite exposed so try go on days of good weather rather than bad and once you have past the scrambling area you should reach the saddle where the track takes a left. Walking up larger rocks which is followed by a sharp turn again into a tight climb up the large rock to reach the peak. Once you have seen the stunning sights from the top of Devil’s Peak you can head back along the same track back to the carpark and finish the hike.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
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.