Mount Magnificent Summit Hike Loop

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
3.5 km circuit
Duration
1 hour
Suitable for
Hiking
Difficulty
Challenging
Terrain
Steep
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Mount Magnificent Conservation Park
Region
Fleurieu Peninsula
Download maps & GPS files
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  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
19 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Mount Magnificent Summit Hike Loop

About the Walking Trail

Map of Mount Magnificent Summit Hike Loop

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Follow the Heysen Trail in Mount Magnificent Conservation Park, through the forest up to the summit of Mt Magnificent, where there are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

During Spring there are often wildflowers here in the gullies off Blackfellows Creek Road.

Start the hike on Blackfellows Creek Road, where the Heysen Trail enters the Conservation Park. There is a small parking bay here for 1 or 2 cars.

This hike is sometimes called the Mount Magnificent Walking Trail or Mount Magnificent Walk.

Directions walking clockwise (read in conjunction with map):

  1. Enter Mt Magnificent Conservation Park on the Heysen Trail
  2. At the junction, which is in the gully, where the ‘Mt Magnificent Summit’ sign is, turn left
  3. Exit Heysen Trail by turning right, following parallel to road, there is no trail here but it’s easy enough to stay inside the fence. If the grass is longer, walk along the dirt road.
  4. Where the double fence begins, and the country opens up to farming land, turn right, following the trail uphill (this is a road reserve, hence the double fence)
  5. About half way up to the summit, you’ll notice a trail go off to the right. This is the trail you will return on, taking you to the north and down the gully back to the junction at the ‘Mt Magnificent Summit’ sign
  6. At the Mt Magnificent Summit there is a stone cairn. Return down hill, watching out for the return trail to the north (now on your left). Don’t follow the ridgeline north of the summit, it’s open enough but it would be difficult to find the return trail in the gully below.
  7. Follow the trail back to Point (2), which is the gully with the junction and the ‘Mt Magnificent Summit’ sign
  8. Return downhill along the trail to Point (1) and the start of the hike

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