• Distance 2.3km
  • Altitude max 728m
  • Altitude min 647m
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Trail type Return
Three Stars

Three Stars

Worth Doing

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade Three

Grade Three

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

The Australian Hiker Difficulty Grading System is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

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Urambi Hills ACT (2.3km)

Australian Capital Territory

Nearest Town

Canberra

Best Time of the Year to Travel

Year round

Starting Location

Car park just along Meredith Street in Kambah

Finish Location

Car park along Meredith Street in Kambah

Urambi Hills Walk Review

This walk is not particularly long or difficult but it will get your breath racing as you summit the two hills, in particular the first one as its a steady climb all the way up. To start this walk you have two main choices but we strongly recommend using the Meredith Circuit end as we feel its a bit more scenic.

Park your car just of the road in the green space between the houses (at around 40 Meredith Circuit). This is minimal signage on this walk with the exception of a few arrowed posts but the trail is pretty easy to follow. Head through the first two gates and make you way up the heavily work track up the hill to the first summit. On your way to this mid point of your ascent you will pass though another gate and at this point the views, mainly towards the Western Border of the ACT and the Brindabella Ranges open up.

Head on past the first hill then down before starting your ascent up towards the second hill which is hidden by trees until you almost reach the summit. You gain some views at this point towards the suburb of Kambah and over towards Mount Taylor and Black Mountain in the distance. The second summit is marked by a Trig Station and provides excellent views below the Lake Tuggeranong and the Tuggeranong Town centre below as well as views to the adjacent farmland and neighbouring Namadgi National Park. There is a small seat just of the summit of the hill towards the trees if you feel like a bit of a rest.

From here head back the way you came and rather than heading past the smaller of the hills which you passed on the way over make a small detour to this summit which has a newer seat that provides views down into the suburbs below. From here head back towards the track and back down towards the car park.

While not a long walk it does provide easy views and is well worth doing at least once.

Through the first gate follow the well worn trail

Through the next gate

Up the hill along the well worn trail

Oh look! another gate

Trail markers are basic but you get the point. There is no other interpretive signage on this trail

Up towards the first of two hills

Views out to adjacent farmland and towards the Brindabella Ranges. Mount Tennent in the large mountain in this image

Past the top of the first hill and on towards the destination point on the next hill

Views into the surrounding suburbs. The large hill in this image is Mount Taylor. If you look closely you can see Black Mountain with its tower to the left

The main summit is at the top of this hill behind the trees

The destination point at the TRIG Station. No the dog is not ours but was an escapee. We called the owner who came to retrieve it.

Urambi Hills view down towards Lake Tuggernong

Urambi Hills views towards Lake Tuggernanong and the adjacent town centre

Seat located at the main summit

Seat located at the lower summit on the first hill. We visited the top of this hill on the way back

Another view as we head down

Heading back to the car

Getting There

Google Map to the trail head for Urambi Hills Walk from the Canberra GPO which is about 20km:

  • This walk is located on the southwestern edge of the Australian Capital Territory. The car park is located just off Meredith Circuit in the suburb of Kambah

Parking area and trail head along Meredith Circuit in Kambah at around house number 40

Things to Know

  • There are no toilets
  • You should bring your own water
  • This trail is walkable year round
  • The mobile phone coverage is excellent on this trail
  • This trail can be done from Learmonth Drive down towards the lake end as is meets with Athlon Drive. However the Meredith Circuit starting point is the best option for views
  • Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Alternate starting point which is located just off Learmonth Drive at the lake end

Disclaimer

This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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