- 2.8 km circuit
- 1 - 1.5 hour
- Suitable for
- Grade 3, Moderate Hike
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Bullock Hill Conservation Park
- Fleurieu Peninsula
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
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- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
This hike explores the blue gum woodland and native grasses, through the more open section of the conservation park. Watch out for western grey kangaroos who often graze here.
The trails in the park are not well marked – there are some markers, but the trails can be ambiguous sometimes. The country here is quite open so it can be easy enough to make sense of your route. There are a couple of spots on this hike which might be confusing to follow:
- About half way up on the western end of the walk you enter a clearing, and there then seems to be multiple tracks and trails leading out. Take the trail to the north west, there is a marker here.
- Along the most northern section, walking west-east the trail can be tricky to follow, however the ground becomes more open to the west, and the fence here can guide you.
An easier to follow hike is the Heathland Hike.
Begin this hike from the trailhead at the eastern end of the park, at the end of Haines Rd. Drive in from the east, from Wattle Flat Road, Ashbourne. The drive in along Haines Road here is relatively short. There is no formal carpark here, so watch out for the trailhead before the denser scrub begins – from here on the road rapidly becomes a very rough, narrow 4WD road. Although some maps show Haines Road continuing, the road here dissapates as a dead-end.