Walls of Jerusalem

10 h, 3 days to 4 days

23.7 km
return

↑ 1130 m
↓ -1130 m

Hard track
Starting near Lake Rowallan, from the car park at the end of Fish River Road, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, this walk leads to the summit of Mount Jerusalem via the Mount Jerusalem Track. Most walkers take 3-4 days to explore the Walls of Jerusalem, using Wild Dog Creek campsite as a base. This site has tent platforms, toilets and running water. To reach the campsite, which is on the alpine plateau, requires some initial effort. From Wild Dog Creek, walking tracks lead through Herods Gate into the interior Walls, passing Lake Salome and the Pool of Bethesda before reaching the imposing Damascus Gate. Optional side tracks lead to Solomon’s Throne and The Temple. Continue your walk through the pencil pine forest to reach Dixons Kingdom. After passing a small alpine lake, the final ascent to Mount Jerusalem zigzags up the rocky slope. Much of the walking track consists of the raised boardwalk, from Wild Dog Creek through to Dixons Kingdom, to protect the fragile alpine vegetation. Walkers are requested to stay on the formed walking tracks at all times, both for their safety and to protect the sensitive alpine region. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start Walls of Jerusalem National Park Car park (-41.7760926,146.2345534)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1
  • Turn on to then drive for 410 m
  • Turn left onto Mole Creek Road, B12 and drive for another 680 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mole Creek Road, B12 and drive for another 37.2 km
  • Keep left onto Mersey Forest Road, C138 and drive for another 29.1 km
  • Keep left onto Fish River Road and drive for another 1.3 km
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Walls of Jerusalem National Park Car park Start (a walking track).
There is a toilet (about 8 m back from the start).
After 205 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 2 km (at the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Zion Vale Track (approximate)) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 15 m come to the "Trappers Hut" (5 m on your left).
After another 235 m (at the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Junction Lake Track) turn around, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 3.8 km continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 65 m come to the camp site (20 m on your right).
After another 4 m continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 45 m come to the camp site (25 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This track takes you to Wild Dog Creek Camping Area. Most walkers set up camp here and use this campsite as a base. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 3 m (at the intersection of Wild Dog Creek Track & Mount Jerusalem Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 10 m come to the "Wild Dog Creek commercial camping area" (105 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (90 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to the Pool of Bethesda. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2 km (at the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Pool of Bethesda Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This highly recommended side trip takes you to The Temple, which is a great stop to enhance the experience. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Temple Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This highly recommended side trip takes you to Solomons Throne summit passing by Halls Buttress. Visit for a complete experience. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Halls Buttress Track & Mount Jerusalem Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 950 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left)., not equiped with Handwashing basin.
After another 15 m come to the "Dixon's Kingdom Hut" (on your right).
After another 2 m (at the intersection of Jaffa Vale & Mount Jerusalem Track) veer left, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
After another 45 m pass the water tap (70 m on your right).
After another 30 m come to the "Dixon's Kingdom Hut Camping Area".
This is a free campsite.
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Zion Vale Track (approximate)) continue straight, to head along Mount Jerusalem Track.
(Mount Jerusalem) Continue another 1.4 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 11.9 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Jerusalem".

An optional side trip to the Pool of Bethesda.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pool of Bethesda Track & Mount Jerusalem Track Start heading along Pool of Bethesda Track (a walking track).
After another 130 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.

This highly recommended side trip takes you to The Temple, which is a great stop to enhance the experience.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Temple Track & Mount Jerusalem Track Start heading along Temple Track (a walking track).
Continue another 550 m to find The Temple at the end.
"The Temple".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 550 m to the main route.

This track takes you to Wild Dog Creek Camping Area. Most walkers set up camp here and use this campsite as a base.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wild Dog Creek Track & Mount Jerusalem Track Start heading along Wild Dog Creek Track (a walking track).
After another 90 m come to a toilet.
The end.
"Wild Dog Creek commercial camping area".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 90 m to the main route.

This highly recommended side trip takes you to Solomons Throne summit passing by Halls Buttress. Visit for a complete experience.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Jerusalem Track & Halls Buttress Track Start heading along Halls Buttress Track (a walking track).
After 360 m pass the "Solomons Throne - Halls Buttress" (7 m on your left).
After another 75 m veer left, to head along Solomons Throne.
After another 50 m come to the end.
A summit.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 480 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Walls of Jerusalem


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 23.7 km
Time 10 h, 3 days to 4 days
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 (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 5 on route, on average they are 4 km apart with the largest gap of 13.8 km.

Hut: There are 2 on route, on average they are 7.9 km apart with the largest gap of 13.9 km.

Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 5.9 km apart with the largest gap of 13.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-1 m[toilet]
Hut
2.2 kmTrappers Hut
Camp site
6.4 km[camp site]
Camp site
6.4 km[camp site]
Camp site
6.4 kmWild Dog Creek commercial camping area
Camp site
6.4 kmWild Dog Creek commercial camping area
Toilet
6.4 km[toilet]
Toilet
9.8 km[toilet]
Hut
9.9 kmDixon's Kingdom Hut
Camp site
9.9 kmDixon's Kingdom Hut Camping Area
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