Melrose Nature Hike

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
2.6 km circuit
Duration
1.5-3 hours
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Mount Remarkable National Park
Region
Flinders Ranges & Outback
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 map PDFs
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
20 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Melrose Nature Hike

About the Walking Trail

Enjoy a walk through the foothills of Mt Remarkable on the Melrose Nature Hike. The trail visits Cathedral Rock, where there is a picnic area.

The trail network is shared with mountain bikers. The trail begins from the swingbridge near the caravan park, at the end of Joes Road.

These little signs mark the Melrose Nature Hike

These little signs mark the Melrose Nature Hike

At first the trail seems as if it is not well sign-posted, but actually it is, it’s just that the mountain bike trails are so well sign-posted they seem to dominate. The Melrose Nature Hike is signposted by small metal hiking icons, and with the help of a few old short yellow arrow signs. Generally you can follow the mountain bike signs for the Farmers Freewheeling Run Track. The Melrose Nature Hike isn’t marked on the good mountain bike trail maps.

There is an optional sidetrip to Melrose Mine and Bald Hill Lookout.

The official maps on the signs at the trailhead have the section between the Brewery Street Trailhead and the swingbridge masked out. This former trail used to be on the northern side of the river. However there is a new walking and cycling trail along the southern side of the river, which passes through the stick-fence gate near Brewery Street.

The recommended walk time is 3 hours, but the trail could be completed in 1.5 hours to 3 hours.

Downloads

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Photos

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