Views to Civic in the south-east from Black Mountain, directly north of Black Mountain Peninsula

Monday am 2 November: Earlybird walk – A different Black Mountain walk – S/E. Starting at 7 am, we will go for a walk for 1 to 2 hours mainly on urban bushland tracks to the summit of Black Mountain. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to go for breakfast. Map:
Leader: Lorraine T. Meet at the gravel carpark at the junction of Clunies Ross and Black Mountain Drives (UBD 58 Q2). No need to book.

2 of us met at the appointed time and place.


Distance: 5.8km | Climb: 450m | Time: 7.00am-8.45pm (1hr 45mins) | Grading: S/E; E(6)


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Track Notes

Black Mountain, in the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, is another of the Canberra Nature Park areas. All in Canberra would be aware of where it is, the Black Mountain/Telstra Tower atop it being visible from most points within our city.

My first brush with it was in the late 1960s as a uni student living at Bruce Hall. We’d occasionally run up it at night time, although it was better to fang up it on my motorbike. My last walk on it was on the Cbr100Challenge route last March. We arrived around 9pm to be greeted by our support crew with important food groups, like salt, fat, sugar and chocolate. We were also joined for the next three hours by young ladies from my church. They were great pacers and chatterers.

Today it was just the esteemed CBC President and myself braving the threatening showers. However, Lorraine knew a thing or two about this old hill and took us on some footpads that I’d never walked before. Some great viewing spots too, down over Lake Burley Griffin and into the central areas of Canberra.

Some nice ups and downs. To much rubbish about, so we picked up a bit.

A great way to start the week. At least 4 other walkers out doing the same.

Track Map



2 walkers – Lorraine T (leader), me.