Completing the 21km hike from Stockyard Spur (Corin Dam) to Mt Gingera (ACTs second highest peak) in Namadgi National Park may be one of the hardest hikes you can do in the ACT.
We completed the hike in late June 2018, and the trail was 80% covered in snow. This made for a challenging but rewarding hike with fantastic scenery.
On a clear day, at the summit of Mt Gingera you have views one way to Mt Kosciusko and Telstra Tower the other. We could even see the Captain Cook Memorial Jet.
fantastic views / scenery
hiking the summit of the ACTs second highest mountain
various hiking terrains
easy to access
Distance/ Elevation Gain / Duration/ Terrain
21km/ 850m/ 6-8 hours (depending on fitness level) / various - paved, steps, snow (depending on the season), dirt, gravel and grass.
Details of the walk
The trail is well maintained and sign posted so you shouldn't need many trip notes.
Begin from the Corin Dam carpark (Stockyard Spur). At the edge of the carpark is an information board including a map. Just past it, are the public toilets and from here you follow the path and signs up to Mt Gingera, returning the same way.
The first section of the walk is tough, there are many steps and a warning sign that the initial 2.2kms is 'steep'. Once you make it up this section and catch your breath, you will continue along a fire trail for about 4kms until you reach the intersection with
Mt Franklin Road. Turn left.
After 1km you will reach Pryor's Hut where you can stop for a rest. Continue south along Mt Franklin road until you reach the bend in the road. On your right you will see a post which signifies the start of the walking trail that takes you to the peak of Mt Gingera.
at least 3.0 litres of water
waterproof hiking boots/gators
walking poles (especially during Winter)
jacket, gloves, beanie, thermals (clothing to suit all conditions)
first aid kit