Forest Loop, Mount Bold Reservoir

Walking Trail Facts
5.1 km circuit
1.5 hour circuit
Suitable for
Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 2, Moderate Walk
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Mount Bold Reservoir
Adelaide Hills
Trail manager
Reservoirs SA (SA Water)
Download maps & GPS files
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4 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Forest Loop, Mount Bold Reservoir

About the Walking Trail

The Forest Loop is the mid-range trail of the three trails at Mt Bold Reservoir. It is classed as Grade 5, which is defined as “Very steep and difficult hills. Bushwalking experience required.”

The trail traverses through a logged area (as at 2021), but once the new plantings mature it will be a wonderful walk.

The trails in Mt Bold Reservoir were opened in December 2021.

Start from the trailhead on Razorback Road, Kangarilla (there are toilets here). You could also start from the carpark at the end of Mt Bold Road, Kangarilla, and walk along the Wedgetail Trail until it meets the Forest Loop, following the Loop and returning back along the Wedgetail trail to the carpark you started from. This would make a 103km lollipop loop walk.

The trail is marked with purple markers and purple on trail maps. Use the free Avenza app on your smartphone to see your location on the Mt Bold Reservoir Reserve map.

Trails and reservoir opening hours

Dates Times
Daylight Saving Time (early October to March) 7.30am – 8pm
Standard Time (Winter, March to early October) 7.30am – 5pm
Total Fire Ban Days (generally occur between October and April – check on Closed

The trail is also closed during periods of operational activity (the gates will be closed).

Dog walking not permitted

Dogs are not welcome at reservoir reserves as they can carry harmful organisms that can easily contaminate the water and present a risk to the safety of the drinking water. Dogs also pose a threat to local native birds and wildlife. Assistance animals are accepted.


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