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Best trails in Canberra

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Looking for a great trail near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory? AllTrails has 51 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Brindabella National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve or Kings Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 27 easy trails in Canberra ranging from 0.7 to 8.3 miles and from 1,794 to 2,762 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Canberra
Top trails (51)
#1 - Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
A trail with great views and many lookout points and chairs to stop and rest.Show more
#2 - Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin Loop Track
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. 7 h 56 m
This track passes through the Molonglo Gorge Recreation Reserve, Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Lower Molonglo Nature Reserve as part of the Murrumbidgee catchment. Non-native deciduous species make fill Show more
#3 - Gibraltar Peak Walking Trail
Namadgi National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
The walking trail crosses a grassy plain before entering the bush and ascending to Eliza Saddle, where there is a viewing platform. The trail to the summit is steep and rocky. The summit, an amazing gShow more
#4 - Molonglo Gorge Trail
Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Molonglo Gorge Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offeShow more
#5 - Central Basin Circular
Kings Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Central Basin Circular is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is prShow more
#6 - Mount Majura to Mount Ainslie Loop
Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
Mount Majura to Mount Ainslie Loop is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderatShow more
#7 - Mount Majura from Mackenzie Street
Majura Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Mount Majura from Mackenzie Street is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated Show more
#8 - Mount Taylor Summit via Summit Fire Trail
Mount Taylor Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Mount Taylor Summit via Summit Fire Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a great forest setting and is goodShow more
#9 - Black Mountain Loop
Black Mountain Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 43 m
Black Mountain Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. ThShow more
#10 - Narrabundah Hill
Narrabundah Hill Reserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
This trail was formally part of the Stromlo pine plantation, that burnt during the 2003 bushfires. Dogs are allowed off leash except when cattle are present. Trail can be accessed off Eucumbene Drive,Show more
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