Microcarpa Hike, Belair National Park

Walking Trail Facts
4.5 km circuit
1hr 45mins
Suitable for
Pram Friendly, Hiking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Belair National Park
Adelaide Hills
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  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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10 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Train
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Microcarpa Hike, Belair National Park

About the Walking Trail

4km return, 1 hour 45 minutes

Walk through one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills. Just off the trail on Sir Edwin Avenue you’ll find historic sugar gum plantings, the Hawthorn Maze and Belair Railway Station.

An off-road stroller would be suitable in dry conditions. Some sections of the trail can become waterlogged, slippery or muddy during winter or wet weather.

Access the Trail From

  • carpark at Playford Lake
  • Belair Railway Station
  • the Lodge Track, from Sheoak Road (cross the railway line)
  • Pines 2 picnic area

Extend the Hike


Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file