One Tree Hill Track starts at the corner of Hall and Hoskins Streets in Hall, ACT, leading via the Canberra Centenary Trail to One Tree Hill Lookout, Gungahlin. Sitting on the seats provided on the lookout point, you’ll feel like you can see all of Canberra with the help of the 360-degree viewing angle. Sit there for a moment and take in the scenery, and maybe read the signpost and dive into the surveyors’ minds that used this very lookout point to examine the land long ago. Don’t forget to salute the kangaroos and hedgehogs you might run into along the way too. The trail may be muddy after rain, watch your step and bring some boots just in case. Also there are many mountain bikers using this route, so try to hike single file. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Victoria Street and drive for another 5 m
Turn left onto Gladstone Street and drive for another 730 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the corner of Hall and Hoskins Streets in Hall, head towards the metal gate with multiple signposts behind it along the gravel path. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the wide gravel trail. Follow the gravel trail(Canberra Centenary Trail) gently uphill as you pass by the said signposts to your left. Stay on the designated track as you move past the big round tanks to your left to continue along One Tree Hill Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Canberra Centenary Trail & Hall Street Start heading along Canberra Centenary Trail (a walking track).
Then head up the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) earthen incline (about 3.7 km long)
Continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 65 m head through/around the gate.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 185 m head through/around the gate.
After another 400 m head up the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) earthen incline (about 2.8 km long)
Then cross over the cattle grid.
After another 1.4 km continue straight, to head along Canberra Centenary Trail.
After another 70 m cross over the cattle grid.
After another 580 m veer left.
After another 50 m cross over the cattle grid.
Continue another 370 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.1 km to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is a sign.
About 10 m past the end is "One Tree Hill".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
One Tree Hill Track
2 h 45 min to 4 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)