Devils Gap Loop starts from Devils Gap Car Park on Tidbinbilla Reserve Road, Paddys River, explores the dense eucalypt forest and pivots around a hill near Corin Road to loop back. Most of the route is on a fire trail, warming you up as you make your way through the woodland filled with wildlife. Stop thinking and let the birdsong take your mind away from your problems, as the trail leads you deeper into the forest. You can also take your loyal companion with you on a lead. The experience can be enhanced if you are to come after some rainfall, with the distinct smell of earth filling into your lungs. This walk can also be made into a one-way hike by turning left at the 3.65km waypoint and following the track straight to Corin Road. 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 3 onto Woodcock Drive and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Jim Pike Avenue and drive for another 820 m
Turn right onto Point Hut Road and drive for another 4.8 km
Turn right onto Tidbinbilla Road and drive for another 10 km
Turn left onto Tidbinbilla Reserve Road and drive for another 550 m
Continue onto Tidbinbilla Reserve Road and drive for another 3 km
Turn slight right onto Tidbinbilla Reserve Road and drive for another 670 m
Turn left onto Ashbrook Fire Trail and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn left and drive for another 900 m
Turn left onto Tidbinbilla Reserve Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Tidbinbilla Reserve Road (3.92km southwest of the intersection with Paddys River and Tidbinbilla Roads), head towards the crosswalk along the dirt car park, moving perpendicular to the road. Take the crosswalk across the road and head towards the signposted metal gate next to the bush register gently uphill. Pass over/around the metal gate and follow the fire trail into the woodland to continue along Devils Gap Loop (clockwise).....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Devils Gap Fire Trail & Tidbinbilla Reserve Road Start heading along Devils Gap Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 2.5 km continue straight.
After another 480 m veer right.
The starting point of an alternate access track. Alternate access point from/to Corin Road. You can exit here and make this a one-way trip. Details below.
After another 720 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 370 m turn sharp left, to head along Devils Gap Fire Trail.
After another 2.5 km come to the end.
Alternate access point from/to Corin Road. You can exit here and make this a one-way trip.
Directions & comments
After another 130 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Devils Gap Loop
2 h 15 min to 3 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)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)