First Post Installed on Adelaide 100 Trail

Jim Mclean, trail visionary, with John Potter, from the Friends of the Heysen Trail, and helper Bill Gehling having installed the first Adelaide 100 post.

Jim Mclean, trail visionary, with John Potter, from the Friends of the Heysen Trail, and helper Bill Gehling having installed the first Adelaide 100 post.

Installing the first post on the #Adelaide100 trail, directing walkers along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.

Installing the first post on the Adelaide100 trail, directing walkers along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.

Joe Stellmann, a local landholder, with John Potter, from the Friends of the Heysen Trail, and helper Bill Gehling having installed the first Adelaide 100 post.

Joe Stellmann, a local landholder, with John Potter, from the Friends of the Heysen Trail, and helper Bill Gehling having installed the first Adelaide 100 post.

We’ve installed our first post on the Adelaide100 trail.

The Adelaide 100 will link up existing infrastructure, creating short distance links to create a 100km trail. Adelaide is renowned for its beautiful parks and reserves that encircle our city, enhance our suburbs, thread along our coast and feature throughout the hills. The trail will take in these beautiful areas.

The first post was installed in the Adelaide Hills, directing walkers along a short section of a road reserve along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.

The trail proposal involves key stakeholders like the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Foresty SA and numerous local councils.

Read more about the project at walkingsa.org.au/news/category/adelaide100

Map of the proposed Adelaide100 trail route

The Adelaide 100 will link up existing infrastructure, creating short distance links to create a 100km trail. Adelaide is renowned for its beautiful parks and reserves that encircle our city, enhance our suburbs, thread along our coast and feature throughout the hills. The trail will take in these beautiful areas.

As at June 2017, Walking SA has met with key staff in the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in order to take the Adelaide100 walking trail concept to a reality, which includes engaging with key stakeholders such as land managers and nine local councils.

For the most part the trail will link up existing trails to form a circuit. A short connecting section near Norton Summit was marked in early June 2017. Some sections still require negotiation with land owners and managers, or aren’t practical to walk along. Some of the route can be walked, albeit without the trail being marked as such, and without detailed local maps. Please respect land owners and keep to existing trails, paths and roads. The following sections can be easily walked along existing trails:

Follow project updates at walkingsa.org.au/news/category/adelaide100.

Maps of the Proposed Route

As the project progresses towards implementation, further detailed maps, brochures and apps may be developed, and the trail marked.

Overall Circuit Map

Map of the proposed Adelaide100 trail route

GPS Map

GPS files and maps will be improved as the project progresses from a concept to reality.

Park of the Month, Mount Remarkable National Park, June 2017

Mount Remarkable National Park is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for June 2017.

The park has three focus areas:

  1. Mambray Creek is a wide, rocky river with seasonal pools of water. There is a picnic area and camping sites. With plenty of trails and lots of wildlife, it’s an ideal place for families.
  2. At Alligator Gorge explore the Narrows and Terraces on a couple of different hikes, or take a short walk to a lookout to peer inside the deep, narrow gorge.
  3. From Melrose you can take a short hike around the foothills, or hike up to the summit of Mt Remarkable.

15 Great Walks and Hikes in Mt Remarkable National Park

1. Trails from Mambray Creek

Mambray Creek is a wide, rocky river with seasonal pools of water. There is a picnic area and camping sites. With plenty of trails and lots of wildlife, it’s an ideal place for families.

The hikes, walks and trails that begin from the Mambray Creek picnic area and campsite:

Wirra Water Loop, Mambray Creek1.

Wirra Water Loop, Mambray Creek

1.6km, 30 mins return, Easy Walk

Explore the Wirra Water Loop, a child-friendly walk suitable for people of all abilites, with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, and discover the more on the interpretive signs.


Hidden Gorge Hike, Mambray Creek2.

Hidden Gorge Hike, Mambray Creek

18km, 7 hours, Moderate Hike

Discover the narrow gorges, and views from The Battery. A circuit bushwalk with options to extend by camping and walking on to Alligator Gorge.


Sugar Gum Lookout Hike3.

Sugar Gum Lookout Hike

8km, 3 hours return, Moderate Hike

An easy hike along the valley of Mambray Creek with a short but strenuous climb to the lookout.


Daveys Gully Hike4.

Daveys Gully Hike

2.4km, 1 hour return, Moderate Hike

The walk explores the gully above the Mambray Creek Picnic Area. It’s a gentle gradient with great views into the Alligator Basin and across Spencer Gulf.


5.

Baroota Hike, Mambray Creek

6km, 2 hours return, Moderate Hike

Follow the Mambray Creek Walk and continue along a natural trail to visit Baroota Ruins, the Old Baroota Cemetery and the Baroota Ruins Campground.


Mambray Creek Walk6.

Mambray Creek Walk

3km, 1 hour return, Easy Walk

An easy walk through Red River Gums and native pine forest. The trail links the Day Visitor Area and the Mambray Creek Campground. The walk includes the shorter Wirra Water Loop.


Mambray Creek to Alligator Gorge Hike7.

Mambray Creek to Alligator Gorge Hike

13.8km, 5 hours one-way, Moderate Hike

Hike along the course of the Alligator and Mambray Creeks. The hike explores the river red gum and native pine forests that line the creeks. With multiple campsites and route choices this hike is ideal to camp out along the way and walk a loop. Extend the hike by exploring Hidden Gorge and The Battery, or the Black Range Trek.


Black Range Trek8.

Black Range Trek

27.8km, 2-3 days, Trek

A demanding trek from Mambray Creek, over the steep Black Range tracks to Grays Hut. From Grays Hut walk to the summit of Mt Remarkable and down to the town of Melrose, or walk along Spring Creek to Goats Rock Camp, making a loop and returning to Mambray Creek over Black Range.


Mount Cavern Trek9.

Mount Cavern Trek

11.3km, 4-6 hours return, Trek

A demanding loop hike over the summit of Mt Cavern and back down into and along Mambray Creek.

This trail is currently closed

Following the Spring 2016 storms, the trail has been closed. Options to restore the trail are still being assessed.


2. Trails from Alligator Gorge

At Alligator Gorge explore the Narrows and Terraces on a couple of different hikes, or take a short walk to a lookout to peer inside the deep, narrow gorge.

The hikes, walks and trails that begin from the Alligator Gorge carpark:

Gorge Circuit Hike1.

Gorge Circuit Hike

3.3km, 2 hours return, Moderate Hike

Explore the Narrows and the Terraces in Alligator Gorge on this loop hike.


Ali Lookout Walk, Alligator Gorge2.

Ali Lookout Walk, Alligator Gorge

0.4km, 15 mins return, Easy Walk

A short and easy walk with spectacular views of Alligator Gorge below.


Gorge Lookout Walk, Alligator Gorge3.

Gorge Lookout Walk, Alligator Gorge

0.6km, 20 mins return, Easy Walk

A short and easy walk with spectacular views of the Alligator Basin.


Alligator Gorge Ring Route Hike4.

Alligator Gorge Ring Route Hike

8.9km, 4 hours return, Moderate Hike

A circuit hike along the full length of Alligator Gorge, including the Narrows and the Terraces. Explore the gorge during Spring to see abundant wildflowers.


3. Trails from Melrose

From Melrose you can hike the a short hike around the foothills, or hike up to the summit of Mt Remarkable.

The hikes, walks and trails that begin from Melrose:

Melrose Nature Hike1.

Melrose Nature Hike

2.6km, 1.5-3 hours, Moderate Hike

Enjoy a walk through the foothills of Mt Remarkable. The trail visits Cathedral Rock, where there is a small picnic area.


Mount Remarkable Summit Hike2.

Mount Remarkable Summit Hike

13.8km, 5 hours return, Moderate Hike

Hike along the Heysen Trail up to the summit of Mt Remarkable. The trail is gently graded as it contours up to the summit, and from late 2016 a second route to the summit will be opened, allowing hikers to walk the trail as a loop.