In recent months we’ve listed 15 new walks in our Find a Place to Walk directory.
Over the last twelve months or so the directory has expanded to over 180 trails around the state, so there are plenty of places to explore for walking.
15 New Trails to Explore
Ridge Trail, Mount George Conservation Park, Stirling
2.4km, 2 hours
Hike along fire tracks & walking trails, through a secluded forest to the summit of Mt George, with magnificent views from a rocky outcrop lookout.
Forest Circuit Walk, Stringybark Campsite, Deep Creek
2.7km, 1 hour circuit
Enjoy an easy stroll through the stringybark forest near Stringybark Campsite. The walk is suitable for children, explore the forest, mushrooms and birdlife. The walk is especially enjoyable near sunset and sunrise.
Mount Brown Summit Hike, near Quorn
14.9km, 4-7 hours
A circuit hike along the Heysen Trail up to the summit of Mt Brown. The trail is well marked and gradually climbs the summit, taking in Waukarie Falls and Bald Hill Viewpoint.
Spring Wildflower Walk, Stringybark Campsite, Deep Creek
4.7km, 2.5 hour return
Enjoy a walk through the regenerating forest. Watch out for echidnas, kangaroos and birdlife. During late winter and spring you’ll see wildflowers along this trail.
Boat Harbor Hike, Deep Creek
7.8km, 4 hours return
Enjoy a well-graded trail with breathtaking views of Kangaroo Island, The Pages Islands and Tunkalilla Beach. Watch out for dolphins at Boat Harbor Beach.
Hardys Scrub Hike, near Onkaparinga Gorge
5.9km, 2-3 hours
Wander through this forest on walking trails and fire tracks. The trail is well marked. We recommend this extra eastern trail as especially delightful to walk through, with some good views.
Montacute Conservation Park Hike
6.3km, 2 hours
This hike through the rugged hills of Montacute Conservation Park is challenging, but rewarding with excellent views.
Mount Ohlssen Bagge Hike
5.6km, 4 hours return, 5.6km return
A steep rocky climb to the summit of Mount Ohlssen Bagge, with rewarding views both inside and outside the Pound. Look for reptiles along the way.
Wangara Lookout Hike, Wilpena Pound
7km, 3-3.5 hours return. 7.0km return (upper lookout), 6.2km return (lower lookout)
Walk through the Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound, and up to one of the Wangara Lookouts for panoramic views into the inside of Wilpena Pound.
Mount Remarkable Summit Hike, Melrose
15.4km, 4 – 5 hours return (7.7km one way, 15.4km return)
Hike along the Heysen Trail up to the summit of Mt Remarkable. The trail is gently graded as it contours up to the summit. You can start the trail from the main street of Melrose, walking up to the Monument on the bitumen road past the caravan park. When walking across the scree slopes watch out for the remnants of a small plane that crashed here in 1980.
Aaron Creek Circuit Hike, Deep Creek
6km, 3 hours
Explore the grasslands with views and kangaroos, before descending into Aaron Creek with its lush vegetation and winter waterfall. Take a picnic along to enjoy at the picnic table at Eagle Waterhole Campground.
Ingala Falls, near Deep Creek and Victor Harbor
0.5km, 45 mins return
Enjoy a short 250m walk with the family. The trail starts at the picnic area, following the creek upstream for 250 metres to reach the rock pool & waterfall. There are several picnic areas along the way.
Hindmarsh Falls, Victor Harbor
0.2km, 15 mins
Enjoy a short walk to the lookout to see the waterfalls, as water cascades over numerous pools. The lower car park is adjacent to a picnic area.
Walking Trail Around Mount Barker Summit
2.4km, 1.5 hours
This 2.4km circuit hike is an alternative walk to the easy Summit Walking Trail. The trail is easy to follow, and provides views to the east and west.
Mount Barker Summit Walking Trail
0.5km, 1 hour
The 500 metre return trail is an easy walk, & passes a lookout area with picnic tables before reaching the summit. Begins at the far end of the summit car park.
The Mosaic Trail – Edithburgh to Sultana Point, Walk the Yorke
2.9km, 1-2 hours
An walking trail with interpretive signage and 94 mosiacs. The trail begins from the main jetty in Edithburgh, following the coast around to Sultana Point. The walking trail is suitable is hard gravel, and is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, walkers and cyclists.