- 5.1 km circuit
- 1.5 hour circuit
- Suitable for
- Hiking, Trail Running
- Grade 2, Moderate Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Mount Bold Reservoir
- Adelaide Hills
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 2 website links
- 4 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
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.
Trails and reservoir opening hours
|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 cfs.sa.gov.au)||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.