Nail Can Hill is a hub for various activities including hiking, running, mountain biking, photography, or just enjoying the range of fauna and flora that call the reserve home. It has a strong community presence, with numerous community events such as the Nail Can Hill Run and other programs run by the Friends of Nail Can Hill.
Boasting a number of fantastic scenic lookouts as well as the War Memorial, Nail Can Hill has something for everyone.
Managed by: Albury City Council, NSW Crown Lands and freehold land managed for conservation
Nail Can Hill Interactive Map
- Nail Can Hill Trail
- J. Steer Trail
- Hamilton Range Trail
- Link to Trail Notes
- Link to google Map
Downloadable Track Map:
Right Click and Select “Save As”
Things to Do:
- Mountain Biking
- Citizen science
- Bush walks
- Scenic Views
- Main car park on Range Road
- Limited parking on Roper Street, Centaur Road, and Pemberton Street
- 5 kilometres of walking trails
- 29Km of mountain bike trails (70 individual track)
- War Memorial
- Picnic Tables
- Toilets (Located at the War memorial)
During the gold rush Nail Can Hill was one of few sites mined in Albury Wodonga. Between 1881 and the 1890s 10kgs of gold was mined from Nail Can Hill. The quartz from the hills was carried to the battery at Horseshoe Lagoon in cans initially used to import nails, leading to the name Nail Can Hill. While some of these cans can still be found in the reserve, we respectfully remind visitors not to disturb them to preserve our cultural heritage.
Monument Hill and Nail Can Hill were once the Albury Common where livestock were routinely grazed. Wood collection was also very common in the area, which resulted in the total clearance of trees from Monument Hill. Early in the 20th century, Nail Can Hill was registered as a reserve resulting in the regrowth resulting in the trees that can now be seen on Monument Hill today.
Nail Can Hill has been the site for the 11.3km Nail Can Hill Run since 1977. The annual Nail Can Hill Run was originally hosted by the Albury Wodonga Orienteering Club from 1977 until 2009 after which the Rotary Club of West Albury took over. The event attracts over 1500 competitors each year.
A prominent community group involved with the management of Nail Can Hill is the Friends Of Nail Can Hill, a non-for-profit group who organise events to remove weeds, pick up rubbish, monitor nest boxes for the threatened Squirrel Glider, self-guided wild flower walks and other information days