Molonglo Gorge to Blue Tiles Trail
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cotter Avenue Car Park

  • End: Cotter Avenue Car Park

  • Location: Kowen Forest

  • Closest Town: Queanbeyan

  • Distance from CBD: 17km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.32722421

  • Longitude: 149.2578746

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Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Molonglo Gorge to Blue Tiles Trail is a 2.5km, grade 2 Return hike located in Kowen Forest ACT. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

From the Molonglo Gorge Recreation Area, a walking trail follows the river to a small grassed picnic area called Blue Tiles. There is no drinking water available at Blue Tiles, so please ensure you take sufficient water with you. Bins are not provided, so please take your rubbish home with you.

Getting there

From the Molonglo Gorge Recreation Area, a walking trail follows the river to a small grassed picnic area called Blue Tiles. There is no drinking water available at Blue Tiles, so please ensure you take sufficient water with you. Bins are not provided, so please take your rubbish home with you.

About the region

Kowen Forest

As well as being Canberra’s largest commercial pine plantation, Kowen Forest is very popular with organised recreation groups including orienteering, bush walking, running, mountain bike riding, horse riding and car rallies. Size: 4,670 ha Kowen Forest east hosts the Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships and it has a strong network of trails. Following its initial design as a trail catering to beginners, the later expansion of trails has been developed with the same friendliness in mind. The parking area for Kowen Forest east is just off the Kings Highway which also accesses Sparrow Hill. Please note the campground may be closed during fire danger periods and adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain.


For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.