Square Rock
  • Length: 8.5km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Namadgi NP Car Park

  • End: Namadgi NP Car Park

  • Location: Namadgi National Park

  • Closest Town: Gordon

  • Distance from CBD: 52km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.530904

  • Longitude: 149.066054

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Square Rock is a 8.5km, grade 3 Return hike located in Namadgi National Park ACT. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Summary

Explore huge granite boulders, Alpine Ash forests and Snow Gum woodlands. Views from Square Rock Lookout and the side track to the head of Orroral Valley.

The Square Rock Walk rewards the visitor with the best of what Namadgi has to offer—forests of mixed eucalypts, magnificent granite boulders and spectacular wilderness views. The walk starts at the Corin Hub on Corin Road near the Smokers Gap entrance to Namadgi National Park. The track initially parallels the Corin Road, climbing steadily up to Smokers Flat which is a good place to rest. The track continues less steeply to the Orroral Valley Lookout turnoff. The side trip to the lookout is worth the effort. Square Rock is less than one kilometre further on the main track. There are some stone steps on the way and at Square Rock itself, cliffs and a steel ladder. The walk can be extended by returning via Smokers Trail.

Getting there

Explore huge granite boulders, Alpine Ash forests and Snow Gum woodlands. Views from Square Rock Lookout and the side track to the head of Orroral Valley.

The Square Rock Walk rewards the visitor with the best of what Namadgi has to offer—forests of mixed eucalypts, magnificent granite boulders and spectacular wilderness views. The walk starts at the Corin Hub on Corin Road near the Smokers Gap entrance to Namadgi National Park. The track initially parallels the Corin Road, climbing steadily up to Smokers Flat which is a good place to rest. The track continues less steeply to the Orroral Valley Lookout turnoff. The side trip to the lookout is worth the effort. Square Rock is less than one kilometre further on the main track. There are some stone steps on the way and at Square Rock itself, cliffs and a steel ladder. The walk can be extended by returning via Smokers Trail.

About the region

Namadgi National Park

With remote wilderness experiences, a wide range of natural environments, an abundance of native wildlife, and Aboriginal and European cultural sites, there are many reasons to visit Namadgi National Park. Namadgi covers 106,095 hectares, with 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks. Visit the Namadgi Visitor Centre to get expert advice and see displays and audiovisuals. The Visitor’s Centre is open 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4.30 pm on weekends and public holidays. It is closed Christmas Day.

Walking is a great way to explore Namadgi National Park, with 160 kilometres of walking trails to explore the park.

The following table outlines some of the popular walks within the park. Click on the name of the trail to load a trail guide.

Notes on the park’s 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks can be found in the Namadgi Map and Guide, available at the Namadgi Visitor Centre shop and the Canberra Regional Visitor Centre for $4.50.


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