Black Hill Summit Hike

Walking Trail Facts
4.2 km circuit
2 hours
Suitable for
Trail Class
Grade 4, Hard Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Black Hill Conservation Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Black Hill Summit Hike

About the Walking Trail

An excellent short circuit hike through Black Hill Conservation Park to the summit of Black Hill. The trail is mostly narrow walking track, with some fire track at the top. Views over the Adelaide Plains.

Being this hike at the end of Addison Road, Athelstone.

Access via Public Transport

This hike is easily accessed via Adelaide Metro bus, on route 178 to bus stop 38 Coulls Road, Athelstone.

Extend this Hike

  • Continue north along the fire track on the summit to the top of the Ghost Tree Gully Track, and return via the Ghost Gum Summit Trail Link (2.5km extra)
  • Continue north along the fire track on the summit to the top of the Sugarloaves Track (2km), follow that track down on to the Ambers Gully Hike to Gorge Road (2km), and return south on the Tucks Track and Joann Track (2.5km)


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