Black Hill provides a range of walking tracks.
As of February 2019 the west side of the Ridge Track is closed due to erosion and subsequent safety concerns.
All the walking tracks are now open following restoration work following the bush fire, but the areas away from the tracks are, and will continue to be, very fragile and therefore please contain all your walking to the defined walking tracks.
You are welcome to walk your dog, but please ensure he/she/it is on a leash at all times to avoid trauma to the local wildlife; please observe the normal courtesy of removing droppings.
'Take away only pictures and memories, leave behind only your footprints'
Circuit Track: A gentle 3.9 km walk with only a few inclines. You might find it easier to walk in a counter clockwise direction, it just seems easier that way! Picnic tables are provided half way around the track, below the large Monolith rock in the North East corner. Allow a good hour for this walk, more if you spend time enjoying the views or a picnic. In the spring look out for the wild flowers and orchids in the South East section of this walk. Kangaroos are often seen in the paddocks adjoining the reserve, echidnas may be seen searching for ants, and sometimes wallabies come down from the higher parts of the reserve. Find a rock or a fallen tree to sit on, and enjoy the many varieties of birds that are all around you.
Ridge Track: A more strenuous 2.7 km walk with some steep sections and well over 250 steps along the way. Going clockwise you will have a short steep climb as per 'steps' shown on the map, then an enjoyable stroll along the ridge. Going counter clockwise, there is a longer more gentle climb. You will encounter lots of rock formations, huge granite boulders sculpted by erosion, particularly around Cave Rocks and the Eastern Lookout.
Revegetated Area Track: An easy 1.7 km walk through an area where 17,000+ trees have been planted. This planting has restored an area quarried for gravel back in the 1950's and 1960's. This is a popular area for kangaroos seeking shade in hot weather.