Heysen Trail Loop through Mount Crawford

Walking Route Facts
Distance
13 km circuit
Duration
7 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Mount Crawford Forest Reserve
Region
Adelaide Hills
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
11 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Heysen Trail Loop through Mount Crawford

About the Walking Route

Walk a loop hike on the Heysen Trail through the native and plantation forests around Mount Crawford. 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.

The full Heysen Trail is 1,200 km long, and stretches from Cape Jervis in the south to Flinders Ranges in the north. This loop trail is all on the Heysen Trail, so you can easily follow the markers, but watch out you don’t walk north towards Mount Crawford and the Old School House, or south to Warren Tower or Kersbrook.

There are plenty of points to access the trail from, some of which include:

  • Mount Crawford Forest Visitor Information Centre
  • Chalks Campsite
  • Rocky Paddock Campsite

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

Photos

Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.