Loop of Kinchina Conservation Park

Walking Route Facts
9.5 km circuit
2-3 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running, Mountain Biking
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Kinchina Conservation Park
Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Loop of Kinchina Conservation Park

About the Walking Route

Enjoy a loop of Kinchina Conservation Park by combining several hiking trails:

You can start this hiking route from the gate at the end of Tower Road. As at January 2018, some maps show a carpark and access trail from the Old Princes Highway (in the south of the park), however, this isn’t the case and you will need to jump a barb wire fence and walk through the sandy paddock (there is no track to follow) to reach the gate near Tower Road, where the Jailbreak Trail begins, hence why we suggest commencing the hike from the gate at the end of Tower Road.

The trails in the southern section of the Conservation Park are not well marked (there are no trailhead signs, and the arrows are not labelled), however once you reach the junction with the Cemetery Trail from thereon the trails are very well marked and labelled. Trails in the south of the park can be sandy.

The Rocky Gully creek meanders through the park to the north, with beautiful granite outcrops forming features.  In the later parts of the year the area is blossoming orchids, lilies and beautiful spring wildflowers. Patience might reward you with a sighting of several rare birds, including the diamond firetail, restless flycatcher or a hooded robin.

An alternate shorter option

A shorter 3.7km option is to walk the northern loop, starting from where the trail crosses Maurice Road, and walk either clockwise (head south) and anti-clockwise (head north).

Walking anti-clockwise, head north along the:

  • Getaway Car loop
  • when it meets the Rocky Gully Link Trail, follow that west
  • head south on the Jailbreak Trail
  • when that meets the Jailhouse Rocks Loop, follow that trail back to the start point


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