Mount Dale

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Mount Dale
Mt Dale WAus.JPG
View southeast from the summit of Mount Dale
Elevation 546 m (1,791 ft)
Location
Location East of Karragullen, Western Australia
Range Darling Scarp
Coordinates 32°07′34″S 116°17′58″E / 32.126048°S 116.299310°E / -32.126048; 116.299310

Mount Dale is a mountain in Western Australia about 25 km east of Armadale in the Shire of Beverley. At 546 m high, it is one of the highest points in the Darling Scarp.

It is best known for its walk track, which forms part of the Bibbulmun Track. The track leads from a parking and picnic area to the summit, passing through 500 metres of jarrah forest, which is coloured by a host of wildflowers in spring. South of Mundaring Weir, Mount Dale is visible when looking SSE from Glen Forrest outside Helena College on Bilgoman Road.

Mount Dale was once the site of a fire lookout tower as it provides almost uninterrupted 360° views over the National Park and surrounding State Forest areas.[1]

This has now been replaced by a communications tower which obstructs the 360° panorama, though the footings of the old lookout tower and associated equipment are still visible among the undergrowth and stunning panoramic views are available from the parking area just below the peak. It was named after Ensign (later Lieutenant) Robert Dale, who in 1829 became the first European explorer to venture into the Darling Scarp.

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  1. ^ "The Sketcher.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 2 April 1925. p. 34. Retrieved 6 February 2014.  a 1925 reflection on being in the fire tower

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