- 9.4 km one way
- 3 hours one-way or 5-6 hours returna
- Suitable for
- Hiking, Trail Running
- Grade 5, Trek
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Mount Bold Reservoir
- Adelaide Hills
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 2 website links
- 7 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
The Wedgetail Trail is the longest of the three trails at Mt Bold Reservoir.
This linear trail begins at the western trailhead at Gate 28 at the corner of Scenic Road and Golder Road, Kangarilla. The walk along the trail begins here with a gentle downhill slope on soft grassy fire track through a pleasant, thickly wooded native forest and continues for about 1km before crossing over Mount Bold Road. The trail continues through more undulating native forest until it comes to a very steep rocky fire track which gives the trail its more advanced Grade 5 rating (defined as “Very steep and difficult hills. Bushwalking experience required.”) For those who know Pengana Track in Cleland National Park will see a comparison, only this part is slightly shorter. The reward as the track comes to a T-Junction is the first glimpse of the dam wall to the left. Continue upwards and the trail meets the Lookout Trail and it is well worth the 280m side trip to the lookout.
Continuing along the hard surface trail for a short distance the trails veers left through more native forest and then undulates through pine plantation recently logged but you are rewarded with views over the reservoir. After about 5.5km the trail passes through mature pine forest for another 3km until it reaches the boundary trail and pleasant native forest again to the distant eastern trailhead. A pedestrian gate leads to another pedestrian gate access to Kuitpo Forest and Rocky Creek Campground across Razor Back Road.
The trail is a 9.4km one-way trail (or 18.8km return), so you will need to walk back again or organise a car shuffle. You can start from any of these four locations:
- carpark where toilets are available, located at the end of Mt Bold Road, Kangarilla
- the western trailhead at the start of the trail at Gate 28 at the corner of Scenic Road and Golder Road, Kangarilla
- the trailhead mid way along the trail on Razorback Road, Kangarilla
- the eastern trailhead at the start of the trail at the Rocky Creek Entrance to Kuitpo Forest, on Razorback Road, Jupiter Creek
The trails in Mt Bold Reservoir were opened in December 2021.
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.