Mt Jerusalem, Walls of Jerusalem

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A hardened track to Dixons Kingdom and Mt Jerusalem provides relatively easy access to Tasmania’s most remote alpine National Park, with spectacular scenery and the option of climbing a number of peaks along the track.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Lake Rowallan car park, accessed via Mersey Forest Road from Sheffield / Mole Creek. Last section of road is gravel but 2WD is fine.


TASMAP Walls of Jerusalem NP (1:25,000)

Route/Trail notes

The trail climbs steadily up past Trappers Hut for the first 3.6km, before continuing across a plateau which has a number of picturesque lakes. The track then crosses the valley formed by the Wild Dog Creek before ascending through "Herods Gate" and into the Walls of Jerusalem area. It's fairly flat all the way to Dixons Kingdom Hut, but there are optional side-trips to two peaks (Solomons Throne and The Temple). The track ascends agan up to Mt Jerusalem, which lies beyond Dixons Kingdom Hut. 


As the area is a national park, walkers must have a Park Pass. No bookings are required to walk or camp in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. 

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Began the ascent to mount Jerusalem at around 6pm from Dixon's Kingdom campground. Had great weather and excellent views. Was lucky to spot a wedge tail at the summit. Took around 2 hours return from campsite. Also went up Solomon's throne on the return journey. Quite fun but not that difficult scramble.

JayWalker on 6 Jan, 2020

Did couple of the side-peaks, but not Mt Jerusalem as the weather was poor. Deep snow on Solomons Throne and snow oover most if the track between the Solomons Throne/Temple side-trails and Dixons Kingdom Hut.

Oliver Descoeudres on 23 Sep, 2018

Our third hike into the area with a young couple from the UK. They had just completed the Patagonia hike in South America, so they were used to the cold. We spent 3 days retracing our previous trip, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a dusting of snow on the hike in, and had one of our coldest nights ever at Dixon's Kingdom where the overnight temperature dropped to -7. This is still one of my favorite walks.

Brian on 20 Jun, 2016

Second time on this walk.

We picked this time of the year as the Scoparia was in full bloom and to say we were "gob smacked" is an understatement. Once we entered through Herods Gate, the whole valley was ablaze with white, yellow, orange, red and brown Scoparia flowers for as far as we could see. We spent the whole day wandering casually through the valley up to Dixon's Kingdom and overnighted in the hut. The next day we climbed Mt Jerusalem to look down on the valley. It is hard to describe the blaze of colors from the flowers with the blue/brown/green colors of the lakes and tarns mixed in. Again, we were speechless. We decided to stay another night, and slowly and reluctantly we walked out the next day.

Brian on 10 Jan, 2016

We did this walk as a 3 day/2 night walk. We walked into Lake Adelaide (9.6km) and stayed there overnight. Beautiful sunset over the lake from our camp. The next day we walked to Dixons Kingdom and camped behind the old hut as there were people already in the hut. Walked out the next day through the gates. Fantastic scenery and will be back for sure.

Brian on 10 Apr, 2015


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