ForestrySA proudly manages hundreds of kilometres of walking trails with forest reserves including the Heysen Trail and many shared-use loop trails and circuits. Visitors enjoy walking, hiking and trail running through picturesque pine forests and adjacent beautiful conservation areas. Many of their trails are supported by overnight stopovers in forest huts and campgrounds.
Explore 18 walks and trails managed by ForestrySA
- 45 mins0.5 km
Ingalalla FallsEnjoy 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.
- 30 mins1.1 km
Chookarloo Walk, Kuitpo ForestExperience the pine forest and native scrub around Chookarloo Campground on this short walk. The walk starts from the Chookarloo Campground at one of the footbridges, entering the dark forest shady forest. The circuit is great for kids, offering lots of fallen trees and other nature place experiences.
- 1 hr1.5 km
Jenkins Scrub Walking TrailWander along this circuit trail, taking in part of the Heysen Trail, through some of the native scrub below Little Mount Crawford. During September and October experience plenty of wildflowers along the trail.
- 1 hr2 km
Eucalypts TrailThe Eucalypts Trail is a short loop that takes in both pine and hardwood plantations in the beautiful Kuitpo forest. During late Winter and Spring a beautiful array of wildflowers can be seen on display along the trail. The trail is an accessible short walk and is a great walk for younger kids, a good walk for bird watching.
- 1.5 hrs2.8 km
Forest Trail, Kuitpo ForestExplore the native and pine forests in Kuitpo Forest on the Forest Trail. A shared-use trail is for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Start the hike from the Avenues picnic area which has toilets and fire pits in the picnic area.
- 2 hrs6.4 km
Mount Hayfield Hike (Second Valley Forest)Enjoy a hike through the native scrub and pine plantations on Mount Hayward, which is part of the Second Valley Forest Reserve (Kalumunda Plantation). The route follows fire tracks and wide forest access tracks - it's a route, not a trail - however it's easy enough to follow.
- 2.5 hrs6.8 km
Morgan Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, KersbrookThe Morgan Loop Trail is a shorter version of the Simpson Loop Trail, and follows quiet country lanes and tracks through the area north of the town of Kersbrook, with good views over surrounding farmland. Although the trail is deemed for walkers, about half of the trail is actually along dirt roads shared with cars, and is part of the Kersbrook Horse Trails. The sections near the start, between checkpoint S02 and S03 and towards Morgan Road are tracks not roads.
- 2 hrs7 km
Wilampa Trail, Second Valley Forest ReserveThe Wilampa Trail is a new multi-use 2 hour / 7km trail opened in December 2021 in Second Valley Forest. The trail is just north of Deep Creek National Park, and near Delamere, Rapid Bay, and Second Valley.
- 2 hrs7 km
Jones Journey, Second Valley Forest ReserveThe Jones Journey is a new multi-use 2 hour / 7km trail opened in December 2021 in Second Valley Forest. The trail is just north of Deep Creek National Park, and near Delamere, Rapid Bay, and Second Valley.
- 2.5 hrs7.5 km
Old Kersbrook Loop and Devils Gully Link Trails, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, KersbrookMeander through pine plantation forest and native scrub along fire tracks. Extend the hike from the north and south along sections of the Devils Gully Link Trails.
- 3 hrs8.4 km
Anderson Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, KersbrookWalk a loop through the Bennetts Forest, part of the Mount Crawford Forestry area. The native scrub and remaining forest in the south-east section of the trail is particularly delightful, and there are good views from the high areas between Checkpoint A05 and A06.
- 3 hrs10.8 km
Onkeeta Trail, Kuitpo ForestA meandering loop trail following forest trails and paths through northern Kuitpo Forest.
- 4.5 hrs11.5 km
Mount Pleasant Summit TrailChoose between three circuits, or combine into larger circuit hikes. These walks wander through Mt Crawford Forest. Whilst most of the forest comprises of pine plantation, there is also some delightful native scrub areas.
- 4 hrs12 km
Tinjella TrailA meandering loop trail following forest trails and paths through Kuitpo Forest. A multi-use frail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
- 7 hrs13 km
Heysen Trail Loop through Mount CrawfordWalk through the native and plantation forests. Highlights include the native forest along the ridgeline up to Little Mount Crawford, and the open plantation forest between Rocky Paddock Campsite and Chalks Campsite.
- 6 hrs19.5 km
Simpson Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, KersbrookThe Simpson Loop Trail follows quiet country lanes and tracks through the area north of the town of Kersbrook, with good views over surrounding farmland. Although the trail is deemed for walkers, most of the trail is actually along dirt roads shared with cars, and is part of the Kersbrook Horse Trails.