Start Point: Peak Head Rd, Albany
Distance: 4.3 kms
Duration: 2 hours
As the weather starts to heat up it’s a great time to try out some of WA’s coastal trails such as Peak Head in Albany, Western Australia.
Peak Head is the Torndirrup Peninsula’s southernmost peak and is a steep and rugged 4.3km/2hr return trail. The trail starts by leading you downhill on a sandy track towards the rocky cliff. As the trail takes you closer to the peak the views get more and more stunning and if you’re lucky you will even spot a pod of whales frolicking in the Southern Ocean, like I did!
At the top of the first steep scramble, you will come across a giant man-made rock formation, a real unique part of this trail! Not too far from here is the final scramble and it certainly is a steep one. Once at the top you will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the Southern Ocean and Albany’s gorgeous coastline.
Peak Head is a short but sweet and quite challenging trail. With such beautiful places and well thought out hiking trails like this one, you can certainly see why they call it Amazing Albany!