Starting from Weavers Crescent, Theodore, this walk explores the Tuggeranong Hill Nature Reserve leading via a fire trail up to the summit of the hill and back. Reachable without much effort, this can be a quick little escape out to nature for you and your dog. A bargain of a walk considering how good the Brindabella Range looks from the top. Also as you make your way up the hill, be prepared to be welcomed by a purple blanket of Cardoons during spring, shame they are a weed, they can be very spectacular. Keep in mind that the trail can be slippery when wet. 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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Drakeford Drive and drive for another 700 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Tharwa Drive and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn right onto Lawrence Wackett Crescent and drive for another 770 m
Turn right onto Chippindall Circuit and drive for another 540 m
Turn right onto Chippindall Circuit and drive for another 255 m
Turn right onto Weavers Crescent and drive for another 195 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from between houses 14 and 18 on Weavers Crescent, Theodore, follow the dirt track between the two houses heading around the metal gate (with the 'No Parking' sign) and continue gently up hill, moving directly away from the road. Turn left and join the fire trail keeping the buildings to your left to continue along Tuggeranong Hill Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 130 m turn left, to head along West Theodore Fire Trail.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along West Theodore Fire Trail.
After another 540 m turn right.
After another 45 m turn right.
Continue another 1.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.3 km to get back to the start.
About 35 m past the end is "Tuggeranong Hill".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tuggeranong Hill Track
3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)