Route Summary A low use pad leading to the summit of a mountain near the Walls of Jerusalem.
Details for getting to the start point at Lake Myrtle via Jackson Track can be viewed at this site. The Jackson Creek Track as it is shorter than the Lake Bill Track and has a more gradual altitude gain.
At the 10 minute from Lake Myrtle a rock slab area is met and care is needed here as the main track to Lake Meston veers left and slightly down. It is a clearly used and marked pad. However cairns on this rocky area can indivertibly lead you to the rough route to the Rogoona summit. This is described below as the optional route.
Rogoona can be climbed from the high point in the Myrtle to Meston track about 15 minutes from Lake Meston or from a rocky slope shortly after leaving Lake Myrtle. With the first mentioned route, initially there is a small climb over rock slabs to a very pleasant snowgum woodland and climbs over a distinct ridge before dropping off that and climbing to the final summit ridge of Rogoona. The other way is a steady but not overly steep ascent over a series of rock slabs to arrive in a pleasant small valley on the plateau. From here it joins the other route.
The shorter optional route is 3.7k and it takes 1hr to a small valley on the plateau and close on another hour (55 min) to the summit. This is the inward ascent route so may slightly quicker to return that way. The longer route is 5.8k (an extra 2.1k) but is easier walking and takes 2:20 on the descent back to Lake Myrtle. Combined the two routes are 9.5k.
Last Updated Sunday, 4 May 2014
Start Point Lake Myrtle
Route Grade moderate to rough
Route Distance Klms 9.5
Access Mersey Forest Rd
Time Hours 6
Height Gain metres 300
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