Mount Cooke Trail

This walk within the Monadnocks National Park includes about 3 kms along the main ridge and summit of Mount Cooke which at 582m above sea level (and about 200m above the surrounding plateau) is the highest granite monadnock in the Darling Range.

Although the walk is only 11 kms in length, allow at least 4 hours including a 1/2 hour rest stop. In mid-winter conditions along the narrow summit ridge can be unpleasant and special care is needed in high winds and when rain or low clouds reduce visibility. The 240m climb up Mt Cooke along the Bibbulmun Track from the Campsite should otherwise not be too challenging for a reasonably fit walker.


Parking for access to “the mountains” is at Sullivan Rock carpark on Albany Hwy. Caution should be taken when crossing the Highway to get onto the spur trail that leads to the Bibbulmun Track. 


Once on the Bibbulmun Track (from Sullivan Rock spur trail) head south for 8km to the top of Mt Cooke (16km return) . If you head north (from Sullivan Rock spur trail) this will take you to Mt Vincent and Mt Cuthbert. It is 2km to the summit of Mt Vincent or 4km over Mt Cuthbert and on to the peak of Mt Cuthbert. 


Anyone walking on the Bibbulmun Track is encouraged to purchase a map, this info would be on Map 1.  Maps can be purchased from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation Bibbulmun Track (there is also a lot of additional information on this website). 

The Bibbulmun Track trail marker is the yellow arrow with a black Waugal design (snake). 

Dogs and wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the Bibbulmun Track, it is a walking track only. 

Additional information, including safety information, can be found here.  People are discouraged from walking in extreme weather conditions - days of extreme fire danger ratings are best avoided. Plenty of water should be taken when heading out onto the Bibbulmun Track. 

Check for Alerts before Walking

The alerts page  Parks and Wildlife Service - Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Park Alerts System (
(click on LIST VIEW to see the list of alert notices) should be checked prior to walking to see any closures due to fires, or if during spring or autumn, there may be diversions due to prescribed burning.