Round Mountain Hut
Wiradjuri Country

1 h 45 min, 2 h 30 min to 2 days

4.7 km
return

↑ 243 m
↓ -243 m

Hard track
Starting from the Round Mountain trail head on Tooma Rd, this walk takes you into the Jagungal Wilderness area following wide signposted trails to Round Mountain Hut. The walk boasts some great views across the headwaters of the Tumut River to Mt. Jagungal and visits the iron Round Mountains Hut, originally built in the early 1930s and rebuilt after fire in the 1940s. An enjoyable walk (or mountain bike ride), the hut provides some great space to camp if you want to make it an overnight walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Round Mountain Trail Head Car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Information sign at Round Mountain Trail Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Log book on post at the Round Mountain Trail Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking along Round Mountain Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking up to the ridge line on the Round Mountain Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Jagungal Wilderness gate on the Round Mountain Trail with view to Jagungal. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View to Jagungal from Round Mountain Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking along Round Mountain Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Int of Round Mountain and Farm Ridge Trails. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Top of Farm Ridge Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking down Farm Ridge Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Some fairly steep sections on Farm Ridge Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Flowers along the Farm Ridge Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Farm Ridge Trail near Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking onto Round Mountain Hut from behind. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Best view from a loo at Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
The loo shelter at Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Some horse shoes at Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
inside Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Bunks in Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Inside Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Inside Round Mountain Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Round Mountain Hut's Dunny. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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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 (-36.0345466,148.373562)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Snowy Mountains Highway, B72
  • Turn on to Link Road then drive for 4.8 km
  • Turn left onto Kings Cross Road and drive for another 11.1 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Snow Ridge Road and drive for another 18.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 100 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the 'Round Mountain Trail Head' car park (about 18.5km south of Cabramurra Township on Tooma Rd), this walk heads away from Tooma Road, around the locked gate (bar) and along the management trail. Just beyond the gate, this walk passes a large 'Welcome to Round Mountain' information sign, then passes a post which houses an intentions book. The trail leads uphill and soon enters a forest of dead (and regenerating) snow gums. As the trail dips a bit, it then bends right and leads up over another rise, then down to another locked gate marked with a 'Jagungal Wilderness' sign. Here the walk continues south around the gate heading downhill, towards the great views across the headwaters of the Tumut River to Mt. Jagungal in the distance. The trail continues downhill and after about 900m, the trail comes to a signposted three-way intersection with 'Farm Ridge Trail' (on your left) and a 'Round Mountain Trail' sign (just beyond the intersection on the right).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 60 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 30 m back from the start).
After 30 m head through/around the gate.
After another 1.4 km turn left.
After another 490 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 35 m find the "Round Mountain Hut" (15 m on your right).
Round Mountain Hut
Round Mountain Hut

Round Mountain Hut is a 7m x 4.2m hut made from corrugated iron. It was originally built in the early 1930s, then rebuilt after fire in the 1940s. There is a fireplace, a bench for food preparation, some rustic bunk beds, and a nearby toilet. There is space for camping around the hut and a reliable creek nearby (treat before drinking). The flat open area in front of the hut also provides a great view across the valley to Mt Jagungal. Round Mountain Hut is maintained by a voluntary caretaker group under the Kosciuszko National Park Huts Conservation Strategy.
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Round Mountain Hut is a 7m x 4.2m hut made from corrugated iron. It was originally built in the early 1930s, then rebuilt after fire in the 1940s. There is a fireplace, a bench for food preparation, some rustic bunk beds, and a nearby toilet. There is space for camping around the hut and a reliable creek nearby (treat before drinking). The flat open area in front of the hut also provides a great view across the valley to Mt Jagungal. Round Mountain Hut is maintained by a voluntary caretaker group under the Kosciuszko National Park Huts Conservation Strategy.

Then pass the "Round Mountain Hut" (20 m on your left).
Continue another 410 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.4 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Round Mountain Hut


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.7 km
Time 1 h 45 min, 2 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Campsite: There is one 1.9 km from the start.

Shelter: There is one 1.9 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.6 km apart with the largest gap of 2.8 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-28 m[toilet]
Toilet
1.9 km[toilet]
Campsite
1.9 kmRound Mountain Hut
Shelter
1.9 kmRound Mountain Hut
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Covered in snow part of the year
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with
Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. Between the long weekend in June and October, the Tooma (Khancoban to Cabramurra) Road is closed by the RTA, making access to this walk very difficult. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.
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