Sea to Summit Trail, Kingston Park Beach to Mt Lofty Summit

Walking Route Facts
31 km one way
8 hours
Suitable for
Get to by public transport
Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Sea to Summit Trail, Kingston Park Beach to Mt Lofty Summit

About the Walking Route

A unique trail from the beach at Kingston Park, near Brighton, to the summit of Mount Lofty – 32km with a total height gain of 1400 metres from sea to summit. The trail links existing walking tracks and a series of streets to create a challenging walk experience. Do it as a one day challenge, or split into a 2 day walk.

The trail is largely unmarked, but is a series of walking trails and roadside or reserve connections. An excellent map has been produced by the Friends of the Heysen Trail, Scout Outdoor Centre and Earth Adventure. There are trailhead signs at Kingston Beach. The map project was supported by funds from C Warren Bonython AO, Elfi Driscoll and Julian Monfries.

The Friends of the Heysen Trail conduct a walk along the trail every two years, often split into a single-day whole-trail event and second event split over two days.


A topographic trail map with track notes and photos at a scale of 1:25 000 has been produced. Purchase from:


Download KML/KMZ file
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Walk Contributor

Friends of the Heysen Trail

The not-for-profit organisation the Friends of the Heysen Trail maintains the Heysen Trail in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A regular walking program occurs year-wide, with different grades of walks catering for beginners to experienced walkers.