Image: Cam Blake, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service
Why this Hike
This classic version of the iconic Walls of Jerusalem hike goes from the carpark to Dixons Kingdom Hut and return to the carpark. Unlike the newer circuit version of this hike, you will get to experience the classic version of this hike as it has been done by walkers for many years, the beautiful sights of the walls are truly amazing and well worth the hike.
Track Notes & Overview
2 Days, 1 Night – 27.8KM
Day One – Walls of Jerusalem Carpark to Dixons Kingdom Hut Campground (15.8KM)
Starting from the Walls of Jerusalem Carpark this hike follows the Walls of Jerusalem Track, avoiding a turn off onto Junction Lake Track about 2.5 Kilometres into the hike until reaching Wild Dog Creek Campground. At the Campground you can take a short break before returning to the track to keep walking towards Dixons Kingdom Hut, along the way short return tracks can be found that take you to Pool of Bethesda, The Temple (up temple Track) and finally the much longer return walk to Mount Jerusalem. Before walking to Mount Jerusalem you will pass through the junction where Dixons Hut Campground Sits and can be a good opportunity to drop your packs here before complete the hike up the mountain and returning. Camping in the hut is not advised but there is plenty of camping space around it.
Day Two - Dixons Kingdom Hut Campground to Walls of Jerusalem Carpark (12KM)
On this second day of this hike you will return back along Walls of Jerusalem Track which you walked on the previous day, through Wild Dog Creek and back to the carpark. This day is slightly shorter than the previous due to you not having to hike up Mount Jerusalem.
*Please note that this walk is for experienced walkers and the purchase of a park permit is required to enter the park. Topographic maps are a must as reception is scratchy at best, more info can be found at the Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania's website.
Packing for an Overnight Hike
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Food for an Overnight Hike
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