Mt Lindesay Hike – Overview


Mt Lindesay is a hike in the Mt Lindesay national park, located in the Denmark region, Western Australia.

It is a relatively quiet trail, I didn’t see anybody else on the Mt Lindesay hike until I was returning to the car park.

It is a long hike, so it can be challenging in that regard, but the incline is quite gradual, more details on the Mt Lindesay hike track conditions can be found further in the article.

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Mt Lindesay Hike Video


See below a short video to get an idea of the conditions of the Mt Lindesay hike, as well as the views, general area and landscape that you are ascending.

The video is designed to be peaceful and relaxing, which is how I found the Mt Lindesay hike to be in general.


Views from about half way.

Shot on the Sony A1 using the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 (Amazon/eBay link)

Mt Lindesay Hike Details


In this section I will show a few photos and give you the basic run down of the Mt Lindesay hike from my perspective, as well as my recommendations about the hike.

Where is the Mt Lindesay hike?


The Mt Lindesay hike is located 25 minutes north of Denmark in the south west region of Western Australia. From the capital city of Perth it will take 4 hours and 30 minutes to get there.

It is easily accessible from the south west region and is best done when already in the area so that you can start early.

How much does it cost to do the Mt Lindesay hike?


Mt Lindesay national park is free entry and therefore it is free to do the Mt Lindesay hike.

The only expense will be the fuel it takes to get here, or any snacks that you choose to take on the hike. As it is a longer hike I do recommend having a few snacks.

Is there parking at the Mt Lindesay hike?


There is parking at the Mt Lindesay hike’s trail head. There is actually plenty of it so there is room for more than one vehicle. It is a proper car park, gravel road in but nice and smooth.


Shot on the Sony A1 using the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 (Amazon/eBay link)

Mt Lindesay peak.

Shot using the DJI Mavic 3 Pro (Amazon).

How long is the Mt Lindesay hike?


The hike is officially 10.1 kms, it is an out and back trail from the carpark where the trail starts.

My final recorded distance was actually 11.25 kms with all of the extra walking I did for filming.

How long does it take to complete the Mt Lindesay hike?


My recorded moving time was 2 hours and 42 minutes, but I actually spend a total of 4 hours and 23 minutes completing the hike. Most people will be able to do this within about 3 hours with a small rest at the top.

It takes a lot of extra time to set up cameras for filming, so don’t expect to take 4 hours like I did. From when I left the peak until I got back to the carpark (no stopping to film) was only 1 hour and 5 minutes.

What is the elevation gain and altitude of Mt Lindesay hike?


The elevation gain is approximately 420m.

The altitude of the hike is not much at all, with the summit being ~450m above sea level as it starts at basically sea level.

The hike has a gradual incline so it never feels like the elevation gain is that large which makes the Mt Lindesay hike enjoyable.

My Mt Lindesay Hike Stats


My Mt Lindesay hike stats screenshot from AllTrails. Keep in mind the total time, length, elevation gain etc are all affected by me filming videos. Moving time is more indicative of how long it will take people to do in normal circumstances.

Mt Lindesay wildflowers

Shot on the Sony A1 using the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 (Amazon/eBay link)

What is the weather like on the Mt Lindesay hike?


The Mt Lindesay hiking trail is very pleasant to do in the September-November period when I did it, but with its location it can be done all year round, so long as that particular day’s forecast is good.

A large part of the hike is exposed out of the forest, which is good in warmer weather as it offers a nice breeze for a large portion of the hike.

Basically this can be done all year round, but I would not attempt it if it was wet on the granite. There is the potential for it to be quite chilly in colder months due to the breeze, but in warmer months the breeze is fantastic.

Due to the large exposed sections of the Mt Lindesay hike, protect yourself from the sun.

What are the track conditions of the Mt Lindesay hike?


The Mt Lindesay hike is very well maintained, with nice wide tracks through the forest, small stairs where required and white plastic markers guiding you across the granite sections.

The track is easy to follow and although it is a little bit long, it is a nice gradual incline to the top so the challenge is minimised in this sense.

The granite section will be impassible if it is raining (or very dangerous at least) so pick a dry day to do it.

Watching a prescribed burn in the distance from rocks at the peak.

Shot using the DJI Mavic 3 Pro (Amazon).

What do I need to do the Mt Lindesay hike?


This hike can be done in nice grippy shoes, I personally used hiking boots (Amazon) for the added stability but they are not essential here.

Because the track is so well maintained you can get away with short sleeved shirts and you can wear shorts in the warmer months without needing to worry about your legs being scratched too much.

I do recommend a hat as a large portion of the trail is exposed.

In regards to water this will depend on the time of year, time of day and your personal use. I did it on a cool day, starting at sunrise and I used about 1.5L but could have actually used less. I do think it is worth taking 2 litres normally and if it’s very hot then 3 litres.

However, don’t try it in extreme temperatures if you’re unsure.

This section here would be impossible in the rain, only attempt in dry conditions.

Shot using the DJI Mavic 3 Pro (Amazon).

Summary of the Mt Lindesay Hike


Relaxing, calm, get lost in nature. This hike was beautiful and a great hike for those who want a moderate challenge without the extreme inclines.

There are a ton of wildflowers out if you go at the right time, I don’t know what they are but it was nice to look at. There is enough bird life to keep you entertained and the conditions for me were cool and overcast which made it very pleasant.

Drive into Denmark afterwards and reward yourself with a nice meal and it makes for a really good day out.

Do I recommend the Mt Lindesay hike?



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