Smokers Trail Short

5 h to 8 h

16.2 km

↑ 525 m
↓ -525 m

Hard track
Starting from Corin Road, Paddys River, this walk takes you into the woodland of Namadgi National Park via Smokers Trail and comes back. Walk along the valleys and hills of the park as you disconnect from modern life more and more as you go deeper. Providing you with spectacular views along the way, this walk requires a decent amount of fitness as some parts of the trail are pretty steep. Hiking through the Black Sallee flats and the Alpine Ash forest, you’re likely to run into eastern grey kangaroos, echidnas, pygmy possums along with various reptile species. Don’t forget to leave your furry friend at home, as domestic pets are not allowed in the park. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.510789,148.9284106)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Tuggeranong Parkway
  • Turn on to Drakeford Drive then drive for 2 km
  • 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 6.6 km
  • Turn left onto Corin Road and drive for another 11.5 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 1 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Corin Road(800 metres northeast of Corin Forest Mountain Resort), head towards the gate perpendicular to the road along the dirt path. Head over/around the gate and follow the trail into the woodland, moving directly away from the gate. After about 250 metres, turn right at the intersection to continue along Smokers Trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 290 m continue straight.
After another 295 m continue straight.
After another 250 m veer left.
After another 340 m continue straight.
After another 570 m continue straight.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Smokers Trail.
After another 3.8 km (at the intersection of Smokers Gap Link Track & Smokers Trail) continue straight, to head along Smokers Trail.
Continue another 2.4 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 8.1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Smokers Trail Short

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 16.2 km
Time 5 h to 8 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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