Canberra is blessed with a multitude of walking trails – some only minutes from the city centre offering spectacular views.
I’m a big fan of hiking and I’ve spent many an afternoon after work or weekend morning hiking the trails of the mountains around Canberra. I love being able to enjoy the great outdoors while also getting in some exercise – especially when it’s a beautiful sunny day.
Most of the time there aren’t many people around on my hikes so you get to enjoy the fresh air, views and quiet to yourself. You might even spot some wildlife.
Being a northsider, Mt Ainslie is my “local”, and Mt Majura is also not far away, but I have started to branch out over the past few months to get further afield and see the different sides of Canberra.
One of my favourites is Gibraltrar Peak in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. I recently went up Mt Taylor (pictured) for the first time and really enjoyed the walk – spending a fair bit of time up there on a sunny Sunday morning going up a few of the trails. I went up there via the Waldock Street carpark but it looked like there was a lot of other trails from various locations on the southside. Looking at one of the information boards at the summit, I realised there’s a lot of mountains throughout the Canberra district that I have yet to try.
I’d like to know what is your favourite walking trail or hike in the Canberra district? What mountain should I hike next?