Starting from Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, this return walk takes you to the summit of Urambi Hill via the BNT, Horse Track and Learmonth fire trails. As you take the final step and reach the top, expect a rewarding view of the Brindabella Range, along with Mount Taylor and Black Mountain in the distance. But the good thing is, you’re able to see all around you, with nothing blocking the picturesque panoramic views over southern Canberra. You can also watch for birds throughout the track, as there may be a Baillon’s crake flying over your head. Kangaroos, horses and echidnas are also present in the reserve. Keep in mind that there are no toilet facilities provided. 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 left onto Kambah Pool Road and drive for another 630 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kambah Pool Road and drive for another 1.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kambah Pool Road and drive for another 480 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Kambah Pool Road(450 metres southwest of intersection(roundabout) with Mount Vernon Road), make your way towards the fire trail heading perpendicularly away from the road. Follow the dirt trail(BNT) parallel to the power line, then pass by a body of water to your left to continue along Urambi Hill from Kambah Pool Road Track.....
Directions & comments
After 670 m cross the ford.
After another 650 m veer right, to head along Horse Track.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Horse Track.
After another 180 m head through/around the gate.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Old Kambah Trip Track & Learmonth Fire Trail) turn right, to head along Learmonth Fire Trail.
After another 690 m turn right.
After another 325 m continue straight.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 110 m pass a seat (45 m on your left).
After another 160 m continue straight.
Continue another 100 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.4 km to get back to the start.
A seat., has no backrest.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Urambi Hill from Kambah Pool Road
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
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)
Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.3 km apart with the largest gap of 3.3 km.