- 9.5 km circuit
- 2-3 hours
- Suitable for
- Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running, Mountain Biking
- Grade 3, Moderate Hike
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Kinchina Conservation Park
- Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 13 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
About the Walking Route
Enjoy a loop of Kinchina Conservation Park by combining several hiking trails:
- Jailbreak Trail
- Rocky Gully Link Trail
- Getaway Car loop
- Jailhouse Rocks Loop
- and returning on the Cemetery Trail
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: