Starting from the car park at the end of Wickens Place, Fraser, this walk takes you on a circuit around Mount Rogers via a dirt fire trail. Pivoting around the reserve you’ll notice that the area is naturally higher from the districts around, thus providing you panoramic views throughout the track, without much effort. Brindabella Range and Black Mountain look spectacular from here, especially when covered in snow. In the southern part of the track, you’ll have a chance to view Lake Ginninderra and the scenic city centre of Belconnen beyond. Birdwatching here can be quite colorful, as Crimson Rosellas, Magpies and Crested Pigeons reside in the area. This walk is also quite family friendly, with wide and nearly flat fire trails along with 2 playgrounds for your kids to play in. 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 Kuringa Drive and drive for another 1.7 km
Turn left onto Kingsford Smith Drive and drive for another 170 m
Turn right onto Magrath Crescent and drive for another 320 m
Turn right onto Moroney Street and drive for another 430 m
Turn left onto Bingley Crescent and drive for another 510 m
Turn left onto Wickens Place and drive for another 260 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Wickens Place, Fraser, head towards the knee-high signposted wooden pole as you cross the power cables above, along the semi-formed dirt track. Veer left at the intersection after moving past the said signpost, keeping the car park and the road to your left. Follow the dirt fire trail as you move past the big round tanks to your left to continue along Mount Rogers Reserve Loop.....
Directions & comments
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 300 m pass the "Mildenhall Place Neighbourhood Playground" (90 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (110 m on your left).
After another 3 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 190 m veer left.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 150 m pass a seat (on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip to the trig station atop Mount Rogers. Keep in mind that this side trip is more challenging than the core route. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 400 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 50 m veer left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the "Rechner Place Neighbourhood Playground" (50 m on your left).
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 60 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 55 m veer right.
After another 85 m turn sharp left.
After another 30 m come to the end.
A side trip to the trig station atop Mount Rogers. Keep in mind that this side trip is more challenging than the core route.
Directions & comments
After another 155 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 155 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Rogers Reserve Loop
45 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 7 on route, on average they are 315 m apart with the largest gap of 580 m.