Orchid Hike, Scott Conservation Park

Walking Trail Facts
7.3 km circuit
2 hours
Suitable for
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Scott Conservation Park
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Orchid Hike, Scott Conservation Park

About the Walking Trail

Explore the Scott Conservation Park on the Orchid Hike. The trail is longer than the Watercourse Hike, and explores some of the deep gorged creek and forest before skirting the forest and following the park boundary in a loop.

There is often plenty of kangaroos to be seen. Keep a watch out for the many native orchid wildflowers, including the Mosquito Orchid, Narrow-lipped Spider-Orchid and the Dwarf Green-hood Orchid.

Scott Conservation Park is a small park near Ashbourne and Currency Creek. The forest provides a habitat for Western Grey Kangaroos, Ringtail Possums and Western Pgymy Possums. (Scott Conservation Park is not to be confused with Scott Creek Conservation Park.)

We suggest you begin the hike from the north-eastern carpark on Gould Road. The marked trail actually walks along Gould Road, which is a quiet dirt road, but we recommend walking in a lolly-pop loop as marked in our map above, as this will experience more of the forest track and avoid the road walking. The marked trail is 6.0km long, our recommended route is 7.3km long.


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