This walk starts from Treloar Crescent near Remembrance Nature Park, Campbell, leading mostly via the Mt Ainslie Summit Trail to the top of Mt. Ainslie and back. The concrete track goes through the woods and brings you to the Lookout, from which you can almost see the whole district. There is a handy drinking fountain at the lookout to help cool you down as you enjoy the views. You’ll probably spot kangaroos and birds along the incline, so hold onto your dog’s leash in case it wants to make some ‘friends’. You can also drive to the summit, so feel free to challenge yourself to make it there before your friends find a parking spot. Be mindful that there are unexploded ordnance on the eastern side of the Nature Reserve, so stay on track to be safe. 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 2 onto Fairbairn Avenue and drive for another 420 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Treloar Crescent and drive for another 310 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Treloar Crescent(110 metres northwest of intersection with Cobby Street), pass through the bollard next to the metal gate and head towards the signpost near the roofed picnic tables along the dirt track. Move past the signpost keeping it and the picnic tables to your right. As the track splits into two, veer right towards the steps and trailhead signpost. Take the steps up to the concrete track, then pass through the gap between the signposted fence to continue along Mount Ainslie Climb.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mt Ainslie Summit Trail & Treloar Crescent Start heading along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail (a footpath).
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
Find the bollard at the start.
After 45 m pass the "The Remembrance Driveway" (20 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the "Remembrance Park" (15 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (10 m on your right).
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
Then head up the stone steps (about 8 m long)
Then pass the "Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve" (on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 15 m veer left.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Mt Ainslie Summit Trail & Honor Thwaites Track) continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 180 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
Then head through the bicycle barrier.
Then pass the sign (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to visit The Aboriginal People Plaque. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 35 m pass the sign (7 m on your left).
After another 150 m head through the bicycle barrier.
At the intersection of Campbell Link Trail & Mt Ainslie Summit Trail continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 5 m head through the bicycle barrier.
After another 240 m turn left, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 190 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 510 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 340 m head up the 60 surface|paved steps (about 50 m long)
After another 9 m continue straight, to head along Mt Ainslie Summit Trail.
After another 130 m continue straight.
Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2 km to get back to the start.
About 115 m past the end is "Mount Ainslie".
An optional side trip to visit The Aboriginal People Plaque.
Directions & comments
After 30 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 35 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Ainslie from Remembrance Nature Park
1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 255 m (plus an extra 80 m along side route) from the start.