About Black Mountain Woodland Walk
Black Mountain Nature Reserve is now one of the key conservation sites in Canberra Nature Park. The Woodland Walk, on the south western slopes of the mountain, passes through three vegetation types: dry sclerophyll forest, grassy woodland and grassland. The latter two communities cover less than 5% of the reserve.
The Woodland Walk is about 2 km long, and takes at least one hour to cover.
- The lower section goes through remnant grassland and grassy woodland that are uncommon vegetation types on Black Mountain and across south‑eastern Australia. On Black Mountain these areas were cleared during Canberra’s early settlement, and used for stock grazing until the 1960s.
- The upper section of the walk traverses dry sclerophyll forest and has panoramic views as well as some moderately steep sections and rocks.
Sturdy footwear is recommended.