Old Kersbrook Loop and Devils Gully Link Trails, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, Kersbrook

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
7.5 km circuit
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running, Mountain Biking
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Old Kersbrook Loop and Devils Gully Link Trails, Mount Lofty Ranges Trails, Kersbrook

About the Walking Trail

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Amongst bushwalkers, the Old Kersbrook Loop and Devils Gully Link Trails are likely to be the favourites of the Mount Lofty Ranges Trails.

The Old Kersbrook Forest forms part of the Mount Crawford Forest Reserve. The trails follow dirt fire tracks meandering through the pine plantation forest and native scrub, with good views over the surrounding area.

The shared use trail is for hikers and mountain bikers.

The trailhead is in the carpark at the end of Kersbrook Forest Road, which is off One Tree Hill Road, about 6km northwest of Kersbrook.

Trail walking options from the carpark at the end of Kersbrook Forest Road:

  • Full loop: 7.5km 2.5hours
  • Western loop: 4.5km 1.5hours
  • Eastern loop: 5.5km 2hours

Extend the hike with the Devils Gully Link Trails

You can access the Old Kersbrook Forest loop in the north and south from sections of the Devils Gully Link Trails.

The Devils Gully Link Trail in the north, from DG01 on Bassnet Rd, Humbug Scrub is particularly delightlful. The section through Vixen Gully is walking trail.

As at 2018, the Devils Gully Link Trail through Vixen Gully has been re-routed along a steep fire track As at 2018, about half of the section through Vixen Gully is closed, with a re-route along a steep fire track.

  • From the north, DG01 trailhead on Bassnet Rd, Humbug Scrub: adds 3.7km one-way, so the full loop is 14.9km 4-5hours
  • From the south-west, DG10 gate trailhead on Kersbrook Road: adds 5.5km one-way, so the full loop is 18.5km 5-6hours

About the Mount Lofty Ranges Trails

The Mount Lofty Ranges Trails consists of:

  • Old Kersbrook Loop (displayed on this current page), 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, 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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