Easily accessible from Hobart, this medium difficulty, 5-hour 12km return walk to Collins Bonnet (1246m) will reward walkers with panoramic views of the Derwent and Huon Valleys and across the D’Entrecasteax Channel. From the trailhead at Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale, the trail climbs through wet sclerophyll rainforests and subalpine vegetation before reaching the rocky alpine plateau below Collins Bonnet summit. This walk is particularly challenging in poor weather and is not recommended if visibility is limited.
An alternative 12km return route leaves from the Big Bend carpark on Pinnacle Road, just before the summit of Mount Wellington (kunanyi). That return route follows what is mostly gravel fire trails is less picturesque and more exposed than the suggested route below.