Event: Heysen Trail from Bridgewater

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Trails Less Travelled: Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction

Hike up Mt Lofty: Heysen Trail from Bridgewater

This event is 1 of 10 walk events to hike up Mt Lofty for .

8:00am Sunday 16 October 2016

2-3 hours
Hike Length
7.8 km
Start elevation
End elevation
Elevation gain

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392 Mount Barker Rd,
Bridgewater South Australia 5155
Mount Lofty Summit,
Summit Road,
Cleland, South Australia 5152



Free. Please register.

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2016-10-16 08:00:00 2016-10-16 12:00:00 Australia/Adelaide Heysen Trail from Bridgewater (Trails Less Travelled) Hike Mt Lofty from a different direction https://www.walkingsa.org.au/step-into-spring/event-mt-lofty-2018/heysen-trail-bridgewater/ Mount Lofty Summit WalkingSA


The walk ratings are easy, moderate and challenging. What do these mean?

You should bear in mind that all these walks are climbing Mt Lofty, and they all have a steep 100m ascent to the summit at the end (as many who have walked the main Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty walking trail would know.)

  • Easy: generally a gentle walk on meandering trails that contour around hills. The start point is already high above the plains, so the overall the metres climbed on the hike is low.
  • moderate: comparable to the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty walking trail.
  • challenging: a longer or steeper route.

Are the trail distances one-way or return?

All trail distances are the one-way trip from the 8am start point to Mt Lofty Summit.

Do I walk back with the same host?

Some host clubs will offer to also walk back via the same route or another route. Information about the specific walk you register for will be emailed to you and posted on Facebook in the week prior.

  1. You may choose to walk your own route to return, or retrace your steps.
  2. If you're hiking with a friend you could park a second car at the top before the hike, and drive back to the start in your first car. Then when you reach the top you have a car to drive down in, back to collect the first car.
  3. Adelaide Metro bus service 823 stops at Mt Lofty Summit at 10:42am, 1:42pm and 4:42pm. The bus service originates in Cleland Wildlife Park and goes to Crafers Park N Ride stop 24 (by the freeway), with connections to the city and hills.

At the top

  • stroll among the stall holders of walking clubs, retailers and tour companies.
  • there’s fresh drinking water and toilets at the top
  • grab a coffee or bite to eat at the @Summit Cafe

What do I need to wear and bring on the day?

We recommend:

  • wear some runners or hiking boots
  • wear a hat and sunblock
  • if there is a chance of rain, bring a rain jacket or umbrella
  • bring something warm to wear at the summit
  • bring 1-2L of water (water can be refilled at Mt Lofty summit)


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