Morgan Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, Kersbrook

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
6.8 km circuit
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Adelaide Hills
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
5 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Morgan Loop Trail, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, Kersbrook

About the Walking Trail

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The Morgan Loop Trail is a shorter version of the Simpson Loop Trail, and follows quiet country lanes and tracks through the area north of the town of Kersbrook, with good views over surrounding farmland. Although the trail is deemed for walkers, about half of the trail is actually along dirt roads shared with cars, and is part of the Kersbrook Horse Trails. The sections near the start, between checkpoint S02 and S03 and towards Morgan Road are tracks not roads.

The trail begins from the Mount Lofty Ranges Trails main trailhead at the Kersbrook Public Hall, on James St Kersbrook.

About the Mount Lofty Ranges Trails

The Mount Lofty Ranges Trails consists of:

  • Old Kersbrook Loop, 7.5km loop, 2.5hours, and the Devils Gully Link Trails – three sections linking to the Old Kersbrook Loop
  • Anderson Loop Trail, 8.4km loop, 3 hours
  • Simpson Loop Trail, 19.5km loop, 6 hours
  • Morgan Loop Trail (displayed on this current page), 6.8km loop, 2.5 hours
  • Beer – Leane Loop Trail (under development)
  • Bagshaw Road Link Trail (under development)

The Mount Lofty Ranges Trails are based on the former Mount Lofty Ranges Network Trails which were originally established in the late 1960s which extended from the southern end of the Barossa Valley to Echunga. The black boot print logo has been retained on old sections of the Mount Lofty Ranges Network Trails. New regional branding for the trails includes a graphic of the tail feather of a Yellow-tailed black cockatoo, which are often seen when visiting the Mount Lofty Ranges. The new individually named Kersbrook Loop Trails have retained the distinctive yellow and black colours of the original network trail markers. New Link Trails are identified with a green and black marker plate and are linear routes which connect to different loop trails and other trails in the area.

The Mount Lofty Ranges Trails – Kersbrook Loops and Links, are an initiative of the Mount Lofty Ranges Trails Working Group. The group consists of representatives from ForestrySA, Adelaide Hills Council and Walking SA, with other assistance provided by the Friends of the Heysen Trail along with a number of walking clubs.

The project to establish new loop and link trails in the Kersbrook area was funded with a grant from the Office for Recreation and Sport with additional funding and in-kind support provided by Working Group member organisations.

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