Section 3: Summertown to Norton Summit, Yurrebilla Trail

Walking Trail Facts
9 km one way
Suitable for
Hiking, Get to by public transport, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 4, Hard Hike
Part of a longer trail
Heysen TrailYurrebilla Trail
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Horsnell Gully and Giles Conservation Parks
Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Section 3: Summertown to Norton Summit, Yurrebilla Trail

About the Walking Trail

This section of the Yurrebilla Trail takes in the koala haven of Horsnell Gully, with its old stone ruin cottages, and includes some of the Heysen Trail.

Yurrebilla Trail Overview

This walk is part of the Yurrebilla Trail. The Trail is 54 kilometres long and can be walked in its entirety in 3 to 5 days. It’s divided into one full-day and four half-day sections:

  1. Section 1: Belair Railway Station to Eagle-on-the-Hill (17.5 km)
  2. Section 2: Eagle-on-the-Hill to Summertown (7 km)
  3. Section 3: Summertown to Norton Summit (9 km)
  4. Section 4: Norton Summit to Morialta (7.5 km)
  5. Section 5: Morialta to Ambers Gully (River Torrens) (13 km)

Ranging from narrow single-person tracks to vehicle fire tracks, the Yurrebilla Trail passes many of the Adelaide Hills’ top tourist attractions, including Waterfall Gully, the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park. It also visits or has connection to picturesque Hills’ towns such as Summertown, Crafers and Norton Summit, as well as wineries, pubs and other attractions.


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