Red Hill North Mini Circuit

45 min to 1 h

2.1 km

↑ 97 m
↓ -97 m

Moderate track
Starting from Buxton Street, Deakin, this circuit walk gives you a mini tour of the northern part of the Red Hill Nature Reserve via various fire trails and loops back. After you enjoy the panoramic views over Canberra from the lookout, you’ll pass by “The TARDIS”. Try and knock the door, who knows, maybe the infamous doctor is in. Even if he isn’t, you still have the option to birdwatch, as there are plenty of bird species in the reserve. The area tends to be busy on the weekends, so try to schedule the walk on a weekday if you want to avoid the crowd. 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 (-35.3199412,149.1082385)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Adelaide Avenue
  • Turn on to Hopetoun Circuit Offramp then drive for 275 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 630 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Stonehaven Crescent and drive for another 320 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Buxton Street and drive for another 200 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from Buxton Street(between houses 98 and 101), head towards the metal gate along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Pass over/around the gate and follow the semi-formed track gently uphill towards the creek crossing. Cross the creek and continue straight along the dirt track into the woodland to continue along Red Hill North Mini Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 70 m head down the concrete steps (about 10 m long)
Then cross the ford.
After another 4 m continue straight.
After another 370 m turn sharp left.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 430 m pass the "Red Hill" (40 m on your left).
Veer left, to head along Red Hill Drive.
After another 15 m come to the "Red Hill Lookout" (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m turn left.
After another 420 m veer left.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 440 m turn right.
After another 90 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Red Hill North Mini Circuit

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.1 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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