Mount Majura: highest of the city peaks

Telecommunications and air traffic control radar facility, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra

Mount Majura Road is an interesting CAT 3 hill climb. Going up is a fitness challenge. Going down the Mineshaft Descent is a challenge for the nerves. If you like hills this is a good ride. Mount Majura is part of Canberra Nature Park.

Mount Majura is an underdeveloped cycling destination if it were not for Majura Pines at its base. On the other side, on the flat, is the Canberra Centenary Trail from the War Memorial to Mulligans Flat. There are good walking trails to the top of Mount Majura but the only ridable way up is Mount Majura Road.

The Mineshaft Descent management trail provides a rapid descent back to Majura Pines. The Mineshaft Descent is straight but steep. Put the brakes on, point the bike straight down the hill and do not let go until you get to the bottom. You will need a mountain bike.

The Mount Majura hill climb is a “road” climb as the surface is on asphalt. Smooth surfaces are easier to ride. A long list of hill climbs is discussed here. Mount Roy has not mentioned in this list a significant climb of 424 m and gradients up to 25% on dirt.

Almost there, the last 100m to the top, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Almost there, the last 100m to the top, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Cycling permitted on management trails, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Cycling permitted on management trails, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Majura Parkway and Canberra Airport from Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Majura Parkway and Canberra Airport from Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin, from Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin, from Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Management Trail, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
Management Trail, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
A popular walk too, Management Trail, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra
A popular walk too, Management Trail, Mount Majura, Canberra Nature Park, Canberra

The route is available on Komoot with photos.

Mount Majura loop from Hackett. Map Komoot and OpenStreetMap
Mount Majura loop from Hackett. Map Komoot and OpenStreetMap

The gradient analysis is shown with VeloViewer with data from Strava. The ascent is 2.7 km in length, a steady 10% and an ascent of 223 m.

The ascent is 2.7 km in length, a steady 10% and a climb of about 223 m. Mount Majura. Map VeloViewer, Strava and OpenStreetMap.
The ascent is 2.7km in length, a steady 10% and a climb of about 300m. Mount Majura. Map VeloViewer, Strava and OpenStreetMap.

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