- ‘Scribbly Gum’ article about the Red Track (The Red Track – Scribbly Gum Dec 2012)
- A description of a walk along the Red Track by the ‘Wednesday Walkers’ group (The Red Track July 2012)
- A Mother’s Day outing on the Red Track. More…
The Red Track is a 3.2km loop walk within the Red Hill Nature Reserve. By walking this Track you will discover Red Hill’s fascinating natural and cultural heritage, including the processes that created the rocks millions of years ago, the colourful bird life and endangered ecological communities.
Walking the Track takes about 90 minutes. There are some steep rocky sections and uneven surfaces.
The best place to start and finish the walk is along Red Hill Drive at the summit restaurant, where there is plenty of parking and amazing views across inner Canberra and the Woden Valley.
The Track is signposted with red triangular markers and has seven interpretive signs along the Track.
Start your walk at the first interpretive sign
The first red arrow
can be seen about 30m south along the ridge. Follow the arrows and the Track will lead you in an anticlockwise loop south along the ridge past Sign No 2,
then sharp left at Sign No 3
and down to the base of the hill. Turning left at the base of the hill takes the Track north and parallel with the base of the hill past Sign no 4
and Sign No 5
until it turns sharply left again and up a steep rough track past Sign No 6
back to Red Hill Drive. Emerging from the bush at Red Hill Drive near the summit lookout, turn left and follow the road edge for about 50m before crossing the road and entering the bush through a locked gate on the right. Follow the track around to the left and walk along the ridge with spectacular views of Woden Valley and the Brindabella Range to the right (west). After a couple of hundred metres past Sign No 7
you will arrive back at the restaurant and car park for a well earned coffe and cake.