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Mount Jerusalem Trail to The Temple and Solomon's Throne (Hells Buttress)

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Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Mount Jerusalem Trail to The Temple and Solomon's Throne (Hells Buttress) is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mersey Forest, Tasmania, Australia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April.

Length 12.1 mi Elevation gain 3,221 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Snow
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In Walls of Jerusalem National Park. This trail is extremely enjoyable with lots of diversity. The beauty is amazing as well as the wildlife. At the beginning, you go up through rain forest areas with boisterous birds and little wallabies around. There is a hunting hut with historical information almost at the top of the ascent to explore. Then, you open up to a plateau that almost seems like you’re walking through an African area. There are shallow lakes and big rocky paths with boardwalks crossing through and over bogs. After you reach the first camping area, you traverse up to the beginning of the Walls of Jerusalem. Wow! There is an excellent small flat rock area to lunch at before entering the walls. You can see Cradle in the distance from this lunch point. Through the Walls, the trail is super user-friendly and flat. There’s lots of opportunity to look around while you’re walking the path - there is so much to take in. Great job Tasmania! You then curve around to the right and go up the solid big monster of Solomon.

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Brice Pennicott
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A good trail. Easy to follow and definitely worth it. The hardest section was from the car park to Wild dog camp. It was 6.7km mostly up hill. Dixon’s Kingdom camp was much nicer overall.

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Laura Rapley
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Great hike with stunning views, the platforms are a bit painful to set tents up on and there is an abundance of flys and mozzies at wild dog camp but aside from that highly recommend. Had beautiful weather in December.

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A journey For Two
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If your fit and the weathers good this can be done in a day.. it took us just under 12 hours with our food breaks. We had a 6.30am start, and perfect sunny weather and not too hot. The 4 peaks are Mount Jerusalem, The Temple, Solomon’s Throne and the traverse to King David. The hardest part would be the traverse from Solomon’s Throne to King David just because it’s super rocky. All in all not super difficult just a lot of Kms for one day!

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Gretchen Haufler
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My husband, six and eight-year-old daughters, and I hiked this trek on October 11, 2019. We began at 9 AM and ended at 4:00 PM taking lunch and snack breaks as well as high maintenance breaks with regard to re-layering – Ha! This trail was extremely enjoyable with lots of diversity. The beauty is amazing as well as the wildlife. At the beginning, you go up through treed rain forest areas with boisterous birds and little wallabies around. There is a hunting hut with historical information almost at the top of the ascent to explore. Then, you open up to a plateau that almost seems like you’re walking through an African area. There are shallow lakes and big rocky paths with boardwalks crossing through and over boggs. After you reach the first camping area, you traverse up to the beginning of the Walls of Jerusalem. Wow! There is an excellent small flat rock area to lunch at before entering the walls. You can see Cradle in the distance from this lunch point. Through the Walls, the trail is super user-friendly and flat. There’s lots of opportunity to look around while you’re walking the path - there is so much to take in. Great job Tasmania! You then curve around to the right and go up the solid big monster of Solomon. There was snow cover at the very end of the ascent to Solomon. We probably missed about 0.1 mile or so from the top. Couple of notes, the road in was fine to travel in our camper van. We did not see a single soul until turning back and going back through the walls and seeing them at the first campsite. Also, we had all four seasons during the hike – I mean it. There was sunshine, cloud cover, snow, rain, strong wind, cold wind, and really pleasant temperatures. Wear pants or Gaiters because your legs will be scraped by the vegetation. Lastly, we have hiked maybe about five long day hikes around Tasmania and the mileage is always underestimated. We hiked 11 to 11 1/2 miles according to Alltrails, but my phone said we hiked over 14. This doesn’t seem like something to mention; however, we originally were going to do the whole loop at 15.5. Seeing that AllTrails was off on mileage, we decided to do an out and back. After getting into service, we should have gone to the temple too under this hike ... whatev’s, still adore AllTrails. Enjoy!!!!!

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Maxime De Brito Montenegro
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Sam Reeve
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Michele Renae
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F. R.
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Ola Kasperska
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Mahendra Reddy
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Kristy Elphinstone
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