Taylor Trig is at the top of Mount Taylor, the highest point and most prominent landmark in Canberra’s south. It’s perhaps the most-visited trig in the ACT, with a range of walking and mountain-biking trails that traverse the 856 metre peak.
The trig is a four-legged steel structure with metal legs, mast and vanes.
From the Taylor Trig and summit of Mount Taylor are sweeping views over the ACT, including the Brindabellas, Weston Creek and Mt Stromlo (ANU Observatory), Black Mountain, Lake Burley Griffin, Woden Valley, the city of Canberra, Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura.
Getting to the Taylor Trig
There are multiple trails that take you up the trig – the shortest and most direct route is from Parkhill Street via the Zig Zag Track or East Summit Track. You can also do a slightly longer loop bushwalk to Mount Taylor via the Mount Taylor Walk, Summit Trail and Western Powerlines Firetrail. All of the trails starts fairly close to each other around the base of the mountain, in the suburbs of Pearce and Kambah. It’s about a 15min drive from the centre of Canberra.