Starting from the Round Mountain trail head on Tooma Rd, this walk takes you into the Jagungal Wilderness area following wide signposted trails to Round Mountain Hut. The walk boasts some great views across the headwaters of the Tumut River to Mt. Jagungal and visits the iron Round Mountains Hut, originally built in the early 1930s and rebuilt after fire in the 1940s. An enjoyable walk (or mountain bike ride), the hut provides some great space to camp if you want to make it an overnight walk.
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Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)
Cross sectional view of the Round Mountain Hut bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Round Mountain Hut bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
1 hr 30 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk. Gradient
Around 1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 470m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 1.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 470m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 1.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 470m has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.9km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.
This whole walk, 1.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible.
Between the long weekend in June and October, the Tooma (Khancoban to Cabramurra) Road is closed by the RTA, making access to this walk very difficult. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.
Round Mountain Trail Head
Int of Round Mountain and Farm Ridge Trails Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.43 km
Time = 29 mins
Climb = 51 m
Descent = -60 m
From the 'Round Mountain Trail Head' car park (about 18.5km south of Cabramurra Township on Tooma Rd), this walk heads away from Tooma Road, around the locked gate (bar) and along the management trail. Just beyond the gate, this walk passes a large 'Welcome to Round Mountain' information sign, then passes a post which houses an intentions book. The trail leads uphill and soon enters a forest of dead (and regenerating) snow gums. As the trail dips a bit, it then bends right and leads up over another rise, then down to another locked gate marked with a 'Jagungal Wilderness' sign. Here the walk continues south around the gate heading downhill, towards the great views across the headwaters of the Tumut River to Mt. Jagungal in the distance. The trail continues downhill and after about 900m, the trail comes to a signposted three-way intersection with 'Farm Ridge Trail' (on your left) and a 'Round Mountain Trail' sign (just beyond the intersection on the right).
Int of Round Mountain and Farm RIdge Trails
Round Mountain Hut Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 468 m
Time = 10 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -69 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads east past the 'Farm Ridge Trail' sign, along the management trail leading downhill. The trail soon starts heading more steeply downhill and bends left. In a few places, the trail heads particularly steeply down, whilst enjoying the occasional view to Mt Jagungal on your right. The trail soon begins flattening out as it heads around the side of Round Mountain Hut, coming to a large, mostly flat clearing, with the hut (to your left) and toilet (to your right).
Round Mountain Hut
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Round Mountain Hut is a 7m x 4.2m hut made from corrugated iron. It was originally built in the early 1930s, then rebuilt after fire in the 1940s. There is a fireplace, a bench for food preparation, some rustic bunk beds, and a nearby toilet. There is space for camping around the hut and a reliable creek nearby (treat before drinking). The flat open area in front of the hut also provides a great view across the valley to Mt Jagungal. Round Mountain Hut is maintained by a voluntary caretaker group under the Kosciuszko National Park Huts Conservation Strategy.More info
Fire Danger This walk passes Southern Slopes fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place. (Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 years ago) Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Region: South Coast & Highlands Park feesCampingFacilities Current Park Closure information for Kosciuszko National Park Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground closed to caravans Thredbo Diggings campground is currently closed to all caravans and camping trailers due to continuing wet conditions. There will be limited sites available for tents. Caravans and camping trailer sites are available at Ngarigo, Island Bend and Tom Groggin campgrounds. For more information please phone (02) 6450 5620.
Closed areas: Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Other sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed area.
Closed areas: Winter road closures The following roads will be closed until the October long weekend, unless weather allows them to be opened in late September:
Behrs Flat trail
Blue Waterholes trail
Broken Cart trail
Bullocks Hill trail
Cabramurra - Khancoban Road (KNP5)
Four Mile Hill trail
Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
Goobragandra Powerline Road
Kings Cross Road
Long Plain Road
Major Clews Road
Perisher to Charlotte Pass
Pocket Saddle Road
Port Phillip trail
Tantangra Dam Road
Three Mile Dam access trails
Davies Plain track
and all associated subsidiary roads and access trails. The Murray River crossing into Victoria at Tom Groggin campground is closed until 29 October 2015 due to winter road closures by Parks Victoria. There will be no access into Davies Plain, Mt Pinnibar and Tom Groggin fire trails in the Victorian Alpine National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6497 7025 or the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track reopening Sunday 27 September 2015 Sections 1 and 2 (Thredbo to Ngarigo) of the Thredbo Valley track will be reopening on Sunday 27 September 2015. The track from The Diggings to Skitube- Bullocks Flat, Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback Resort will remain open. The Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks will also remain open. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.