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Tidbinbilla Peak Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wright, Australian Capital Territory, Australia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 2,795 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

Off trail

No dogs

Waypoints (14)
  • 1

    Mountain Creek car park

    -35.45660, 148.88949

  • 2

    Leave Lyrebird Trail

    -35.45702, 148.88369

  • 3

    Boulder

    -35.45791, 148.88263

  • 4

    Bottom of spur pad

    -35.45793, 148.88245

  • 5

    Snowy Corner cairn

    -35.45194, 148.87082

  • 6

    Tape and cairn

    -35.45124, 148.87100

  • 7

    Cairn in open area

    -35.44987, 148.87162

  • 8

    Tidbinbilla Mountain 1605m

    -35.44536, 148.86756

  • 9

    Cairn marking turnoff to The Pimple

    -35.44118, 148.87231

  • 10

    Cairn

    Cairn

    -35.44121, 148.87303

  • 11

    Cairn

    Cairn

    -35.43849, 148.88085

  • 12

    Tidbinbilla Peak 1561m

    -35.43652, 148.88039

  • 13

    Boulders

    -35.44439, 148.88651

  • 14

    Join Camelback Fire Trail

    -35.44578, 148.89418

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (8)
Photos (91)
Recordings (3)
Completed (10)
Jonathan Kent
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleSnow

I really enjoyed this trail. From the moment to you leave lyrebird trail, it's a hard slog to the top of the mountain. The track in all trails for the first 200mtrs after leaving lyrebird is straight through bush, but you quickly pickup a trail that heads all the way up including a seat about halfway. The view from the top is well worth it. I stopped for lunch at the top. from there the trail is super vague for about 1km so check your map regularly. I was using my InReach Garmin with the alltrail route and eventually found the trail again. There is a bit of a scramble down John's peak, which is quite rocky. I would highly recommend having a map or second GPS device as well as the trail download for this. I think the time is pretty accurate I would definitely allow a bit more if you are not fit. All in all a real challenge and super enjoyable. I'm not sure why people are bush bashing from Tid Peak. mine led me

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Aaron Plantener
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 8, 2020
Off trailOver grownRocky

One star for the view from tidbinbilla mountain. Like on Michael Judd's comment we had also problems with the way down. We expected a 4 hr hike and after 7 hours we ended up calling the police for help because the park is closing at 6 p.m. Definitely take the camel hump fire trail !

Michael Judd
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleSnow

Great hard hike, amazing views! This is not an official or maintained trail. The entrance of Lyre bird trail was hard to find as overgrown, but apparently marked with a cairn/Inukshuk. Very steep and rocky for the first 3km or so up to the first ridge toward Tid Mtn, some snow around in June. Fairly flat along the high ridge from Tid Mtn to Tid Peak, but frequently marked with cairns/Inukshuk’s. I tried to follow this map down from Tid Peak, and ended up bush bashing through thick bush all the way to the Camels hump fire trail (I do not recommend following this path down). Suggest taking the northern trail from Tid Peak to Camels hump fire trail, longer but probably an actual trail. Can’t wait to go back, hopefully the trail continues to improve.

Michelle Robinson
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HikingRocky

A wonderful challenge. Went all the way to the top. Amazing views

Sophie P.
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Hiking

My friend and I were not able to find the starting point to this hike sadly. If anyone can pinpoint where it begins that would be great.

Sario D
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Running
First to Review

Got lost on my first attempt so need to do this again. I have only covered the first 5km of the loop which was quite tough, rough and unforgiving. Majority of the trail is gone - with heavy regrowth and no markings. Do not do this unprepared and alone. But the course is absolutely beautiful - one of the loveliest I’ve seen! Im posting some of the photos.

C A.
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Hiking
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Ian Conway Lamb
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Hiking
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