Adelaide100 Norton Summit Trails Network

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
3.4 km return
Duration
1 hour
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Difficulty
Moderate
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Adelaide Hills
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Adelaide100 Norton Summit Trails Network

About the Walking Trail

The Monument Road walking trail is the first stage of the proposed Adelaide100 trail – a loop walking trail of over 100km that takes in the coast, waterways and hills of the capital city of South Australia.

Explore the hills around Norton Summit on foot on the already completed Monument Road section.

Walking experiences from Norton Summit

With short return walks, loop walks and a full day circuit, there’s something for everyone to explore on foot.

  Walk 1: Monument Road and return

1.7km 30 mins one way, 3.2km 1 hour return

Follow the walking trail along the unmade road reserve named Monument Road to Debneys Road.
Experience some of the native vegetation and farmland views. Keep a watch out for the Grassy Flats Cemetery, where some of the pioneer settlers were buried from 1862 to 1881.

Begin from the Monument opposite the Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit, and follow the Adelaide100 markers to Debneys Road. Return via the same route.

  Walk 2: Loop along Monument Road and returning on Debneys Road

3.5km 1 hour loop

Extend your experience of Monument Road by making a loop with a quiet country laneway.

Experience some of the native vegetation, farmland and orchards of the Adelaide Hills.

Begin from the Monument opposite the Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit, and follow the Adelaide100 markers to Debneys Road, loop back along Debneys Road to Norton Summit.

Involves some walking along roads.

  Walk 3: Loop along Monument Road and returning on Debneys Road, Church Road and Crescent Drive

4.5km 1.5 hour loop

Extend your experience of Monument Road by making a loop with a quiet country laneway.
Experience some of the native vegetation, farmland and orchards of the Adelaide Hills. The route passes the larger Norton Summit Cemetery. Established in 1882, South Australia’s longest serving Premier, Sir Thomas Playford is buried here.

Begin from the Monument opposite the Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit, and follow the Adelaide100 markers to Debneys Road. Loop back along Debneys Road, then turn onto Church Road at the Baptist Church. Continue past the Norton Summit Cemetery to join the Heysen Trail on Crescent Drive to return to Norton Summit.

Involves some easy navigation and walking along roads.

  Hike 4: Loop on the Heysen Trail through Morialta Conservation Park

13.8km 5 hour loop

Spend the day exploring the hills and upper reaches of Morialta Conservation Park by following a loop along the Heysen Trail north of Norton Summit.

Walk past the historic Morialta Barns, visit the Third Falls and look down into the deep gorge in Morialta Conservation Park.

Begin at the Scenic Hotel and follow the red Heysen Trail and Yurrebilla Trail markers north along Colonial Drive past Morialta Barns. Continue along Colonial Drive and enter Morialta Conservation Park. Follow the red Heysen Trail and Yurrebilla Trail markers through Morialta Conservation Park. At Rocky Hill follow the red Heysen Trail markers (not the Yurrebilla Trail markers) along Moores Road. At Colonial Drive leave the Heysen Trail to walk 1.5km to rejoin the Heysen Trail, returning to Norton Summit.

Involves some navigation and walking along roads.

 


The Adelaide100 strategically links existing trails along river linear parks and along the Adelaide beaches’ Coast Park Path with trails through the Adelaide Hills. With short sections of development to link missing sections, a walking experience of just over 100 kilometres can be created.
Find out more about the proposed trail at walkingsa.org.au/Adelaide100

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