A 3km walking trail has been built along the Molonglo Gorge that links the Molonglo Gorge to the Blue Tiles Picnic Area.
The trail starts at the Molonglo Picnic Area where you will find toilets, wood BBQ's and a children's climbing frame. The track follows the gently flowing Molonglo River until it quickly ascends high above the river offering spectacular views. On the hillsides you will see eucalypts, acacia
and black cypress pines and ferns, and during the wet season, plenty of moss.
After about an hour you'll reach a small grassy area with BBQs and picnic tables called the Blue Tile Picnic Area.
This is a great place to rest and refresh before you begin the return journey. There is no drinking water at this picnic area. It's not advisable to drink the river water as it contains a high mineral content from when the river ran through a mining area. If you are feeling energetic you can extend the walk by continuing on to the historic ruins of ‘Glenburn' homestead in the adjacent Kowen Forest.