Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by the Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior on 23 July 1970, and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a joint initiative between the ACT Government, the Australia National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 26 July 2000. 

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down, ask a friend to meet you at the top.


Black Mountain Summit Trail sign