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Round Mountain Hut
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
43.9 km SSW of Yarrangobilly
Length: 3.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 180 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 180 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

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. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Round Mountain Hut

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Round Mountain Hut
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Round Mountain Trail Head
Int of Round Mountain and Farm RIdge Trails
Starting point for this hiking track: Round Mountain Trail Head

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Toolong Range 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85251N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 

Photo Gallery

 
Round Mountain Trail Head Car park
 
Round Mountain Trail Head Car park +
 
Information sign at Round Mountain Trail Head
 
Information sign at Round Mountain Trail Head +
 
Log book on post at the Round Mountain Trail Head
 
Log book on post at the Round Mountain Trail Head +

 
Walking along Round Mountain Trail
 
Walking along Round Mountain Trail +
 
Walking up to the ridge line on the Round Mountain Trail
 
Walking up to the ridge line on the Round Mountain Trail +
 
Jagungal Wilderness gate on the Round Mountain Trail, with view to Jagungal
 
Jagungal Wilderness gate on the Round Mountain Trail, with view to Jagungal +

 
View to Jagungal from Round Mountain Trail
 
View to Jagungal from Round Mountain Trail +
 
Walking along Round Mountain Trail
 
Walking along Round Mountain Trail +
 
Int of Round Mountain and Farm Ridge Trails
 
Int of Round Mountain and Farm Ridge Trails +

 
Top of Farm Ridge Trail
 
Top of Farm Ridge Trail +
 
Walking down Farm Ridge Trail
 
Walking down Farm Ridge Trail +
 
Some fairly steep sections on Farm Ridge Trail
 
Some fairly steep sections on Farm Ridge Trail +

 
Flowers along the Farm Ridge Trail
 
Flowers along the Farm Ridge Trail +
 
Farm Ridge Trail near Round Mountain Hut
 
Farm Ridge Trail near Round Mountain Hut +
 
Looking onto Round Mountain Hut from behind
 
Looking onto Round Mountain Hut from behind +

 
Round Mountain Hut
 
Round Mountain Hut +
 
Best view from a loo at Round Mountain Hut
 
Best view from a loo at Round Mountain Hut +
 
Round Mountain Hut
 
Round Mountain Hut +

 
The loo shelter at Round Mountain Hut
 
The loo shelter at Round Mountain Hut +
 
Some horse shoes at Round Mountain Hut
 
Some horse shoes at Round Mountain Hut +
 
Round Mountain Hut
 
Round Mountain Hut +

 
Round Mountain Hut
 
Round Mountain Hut +
 
inside Round Mountain Hut
 
inside Round Mountain Hut +
 
Bunks in Round Mountain Hut
 
Bunks in Round Mountain Hut +

 
Inside Round Mountain Hut
 
Inside Round Mountain Hut +
 
Inside Round Mountain Hut
 
Inside Round Mountain Hut +
 
Round Mountain Hut's Dunny
 
Round Mountain Hut's Dunny +

Terrain


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

Cross Section of the Round Mountain Hut bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Round Mountain Hut bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Round Mountain Hut bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3.8km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure 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.

Signs
Around 1.4km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 470m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.9km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Round Mountain Trail Head
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Covered in snow part of the year Alt = 1368 m
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.

(0 km) Round Mountain Trail Head to 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[1] (about 18.5km south of Cabramurra Township on Tooma Rd), this walk heads away from Tooma Road, around the locked gate (bar)[2] and along the management trail. Just beyond the gate, this walk passes a large 'Welcome to Round Mountain' information sign[3], then passes a post which houses an intentions book[4]. The trail leads uphill and soon enters a forest of dead (and regenerating) snow gums[5]. As the trail dips a bit, it then bends right[6] and leads up over another rise, then down to another locked gate[7] 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[8] in the distance. The trail continues downhill[9] and after about 900m, the trail comes to a signposted three-way intersection[10] with 'Farm Ridge Trail'[11] (on your left) and a 'Round Mountain Trail' sign[12] (just beyond the intersection on the right).

(1.43 km) Int of Round Mountain and Farm RIdge Trails to 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[13], along the management trail leading downhill. The trail soon starts heading more steeply downhill and bends left[14]. In a few places, the trail heads particularly steeply down[15], 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[16], coming to a large, mostly flat clearing[17], with the hut[18] (to your left) and toilet[19] (to your right).

Round Mountain Hut Alt = 0 m
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[20], a bench for food preparation[21], some rustic bunk beds[22][23], and a nearby toilet[24]. 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.[25] More info

Drive from Round Mountain Trail Head
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest area
Blue Waterholes Picnic and camping Grounds
Bradneys Gap Camping area
Buddong Falls
Clover Flat camping area
Cooinbil Camping area
Cooleman Mountain Camping Area
Coonara Point Camping Area
Denison Camping area
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
Ghost Gully Camping Ground
Half-way Flat camping area
Humes Crossing Camping area
Island Bend Camping area
Jacobs River Picnic And Camping Area
Jounama Creek Camping Area
Leather Barrel Picnic And Camping Area
Log Bridge Creek Camping area
Long Plain Hut Camping Area
Ngarigo Picnic And Camping Area
OHares Rest Area
Pinch River Camping area
Ravine Camping area
Rock Flat Camping Area
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Running waters Camping area
Scotchies Yard Camping area
The Pines Camping Area
Thredbo Diggings Camping area
Three Mile Dam Camping area
Tom Groggin Picnic And Camping Area
Wares Yards Camping Ground
Willis Camping Area
Yarrangobilly Village Camping Area
Yachting Point Camping area
Yolde Camping Area
No Name camping area


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre Thredbo Turnoff, Jindabyne (02) 6456 2922 46.4 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 47.8 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 47.8 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 82.7 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 71.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Round Mountain Hut.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Round Mountain Hut
Click to re-center search
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 18 km (to the ESE)
3 MTI03 Broadcast/Comms Site Mt Ikes via TUMBARUMBA 41 km (to the WNW)
2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 46 km (to the SSW)
5 TBO05 Commsite BIG TALBINGO MTN
Emergency use only
47 km (to the N)
1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 49 km (to the SSE)

Weather and Park 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 3 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.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      21°Wind easing. Partly cloudy.
Thu12°|21°Mostly sunny.
Fri11°|17°Sunny.
Sat|14°Mostly sunny.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
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)
  • Cumberland trail
  • Four Mile Hill trail
  • Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
  • Goobragandra Powerline Road
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Major Clews Road
  • Manjar 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.


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