Mount Ainslie via West & East 132 Circuit

2 h to 3 h 15 min

6.9 km

↑ 215 m
↓ -215 m

Hard track
Starting from the intersection of Phillip Avenue and Kellaway Street, Hackett, this circuit walk explores Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve, leading via West & East 132 Tracks along with other tracks. Also visiting the summit of Mt. Ainslie with a side trip, the hike loops back to the start. Speaking of, with its iconic view of the Australian War Memorial and beyond, the lookout is a must-visit if you’re a fan of the inauguration of the president in the USA. There is also a handy drinking fountain there to help cool you down as you enjoy the view. There are kangaroos and birdlife present, so hold on to your dog’s leash just in case. Be mindful that there are unexploded ordnance on the eastern side of the Nature Reserve, so stay on track to be safe. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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