Shorter walks on the Centenary Trail

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Kambah Pool to Tuggeranong Town Centre – 8kms, approx 3 hours walk one way

If walking in a small group, park a car near Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong, near the Aquatic Centre. Park another car at Kambah Pool car park and look for your starting point at the trailhead sign located uphill from the car park. This scenic walk follows the Murrumbidgee River and takes you to the new Red Rocks Gorge Lookout. Towards Tuggeranong Town Centre, you will also pass the Tuggeranong Wall that was built between 1867 and 1875 to mark the boundary between the rural properties of Lanyon and Yarralumla. 

One Tree Hill Summit – 9kms return, approx 3 hours walk return

Park your car in the village of Hall and walk north along Victoria Street (the village's main street) until you reach Loftus Street where you turn right.  Follow this street to Hall Street where you turn left and walk uphill until you see the trailhead sign. The trail winds upslope, in and out of tree cover with impressive views along the way. The trail to the summit lookout is for walkers only and four of Canberra's five city/town centres can be seen on a clear day from the top. Remember to keep to the path and please no dogs in this area.

Note: The Northern Link (Hall Village to Forde) is closed during Total Fire Bans.

Forde to Northern Border Campground – 13kms return, approx 4.5 hours walk return

Park at the Amy Ackman Street car park in Forde, near the entry to Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. Find the trailhead sign near the car park and follow the shared use path north where trail directional posts will guide the way across Mulligans Flat Road and into Little Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve near the roundabout. You will enjoy views south of Canberra from this section of the trail and will arrive at the campground after 6.5kms. There is a toilet and picnic tables at the campground however, please take water with you as there is no drinking water.

Note: The Northern Link (Hall Village to Forde) is closed during Total Fire Bans.

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Weather

For the latest weather conditions on the Centenary Trail view the BOM website.

Fire risk

For information on fire risk in the region view the Emergency Services Agency website.

Stay safe

All trail users should consider the following:

  • your fitness level and that of others with you
  • tell someone where you are going
  • carry plenty of water
  • take healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts and seeds
  • carry a map or information sheet
  • carry a mobile phone
  • take a waterproof jacket
  • wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes
  • wear a broad brimmed hat, long sleeves and sunscreen
  • make transport arrangement for the start and end points.

Contact Us

Canberra Centenary Trail is managed by Parks and Conservation Service.
Email: TAMSCentenaryTrail@act.gov.au
Telephone: Access Canberra 13 22 81
Postal Address:
Centenary Trail Officer
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
To report a maintenance or land management issue please visit Fix My Street.