Length: 7.8km return
Time: 2.5 – 3 hour walk
Parking: Risdon Brook Park off Grasstree Hill Road
Dogs: No dogs are allowed
A steep climb is rewarded with spectacular views, especially to the north, reaching as far as Mt Dromedary. A short distance southeast of the summit there are views to the west of Hobart and Mt Wellington. Bennetts wallabies can be seen along the track.
From the carpark follow the service roadway across the concrete dam and continue in a clockwise direction. About 500 metres from the dam wall at a sharp bend in the gully there is a seat. Go through the gate and across a grassy area to the fire trail. Turn right and follow the fire trail for 500 metres. Ignore a fire trail to the left and continue for a further 50 metres to a T-junction.
Turn left onto RB3, then left at the first junction onto RB13 and continue uphill, passing an electricity pylon. Take the track off the fire trail which starts to climb steeply. Pass through a gate to the rock cairn and communications station at the summit of Mt Direction.
Warning: there are steep stretches on this walk, so a good level of fitness is required. Walking boots are recommended. No dogs are allowed.
Other tracks in the Risdon Vale area