If you live close by, or even if you don't, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve is a great place for a relaxing stroll or an energetic walk.
The environmental values that fotpin is striving to protect and enhance ensure an interesting walk all year round - whether to enjoy close up views of the local kangaroo mobs (always a pleasure, and especially so if you have visitors from overseas), the many bird species that call The Pinnacle home (including a number of species that are "at risk" in the ACT), the flowers and blossoms in spring and summer, or the high conservation value Red Stringybark forest at the western end of the reserve.
At the same time, the natural topography allows some serious heart-pumping exercise, with an elevation difference across the Reserve of 90 m.
View and download a map of the main walking tracks
Google Maps and Apple Maps contain are not reliable for The Pinnacle - they contain errors and omissions.
The tracks are rendered well on most implementations ofOpen Street Map
and also on .
Free apps that allow you to follow your walk on a mobile device are available for these.
You can also take a virtual walk on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve and enjoy the spectacular views from the comfort of home with the high definition imagery of Google Street View.
To further enhance your walking experience on The Pinnacle, join one of our guided walks during Spring or Autumn. In previous Autumn and Spring programs we have had expertly guided walks focussing on birds, species and habitat diversity, native grasses, exploring the corridor to the Molonglo River, and garden plants that become weeds. There was also a special weed forum, with representatives of Parkcare and Catchment groups together with fotpin members discussing weeding treatment, methods and their efficacy for reserves as they walked around the Pinnacle and encountered them. The programs for next Autumn and Spring will be announced on the website as soon as they are available.
Watch the "News Headlines" on our home page for the announcement of the Seasonal Programs (usually in March and August), and our "What's On" calendar for guided walk times, or email the webmaster and ask to be added to the guided walk email list to receive advance warning.
The Walkers' Blog
As the mood takes our walkers, they contribute to an occasional series of walk descriptions. These provide an interesting insight into the full potential of what can be observed on The Pinnacle, as well as documenting changes and species behaviours occurring from season to season and year to year.
Click to read the walkers' blog.