- 19 km circuit
- 9 hours return
- Suitable for
- Grade 4, Hard Hike
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
- Flinders Ranges & Outback
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 6 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 2+ hours
- Total climb
About the Walking Trail
A challenging circuit hike to the summit of the Flinders Ranges highest mountain – St Mary Peak at 1171m. Rewarding panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges, Aroona Valley, and the salt plains to the west.
A good options is to make it into a two day hike by camping at Cooinda Camp inside Wilpena Pound, but note there are no water or toilet facilities at this campsite. There is water at Hills Homestead, but this is close to the start of the hike at Wilpena Pound trailhead.
Rangers recommend you leave on this hike no later than 9am (10am during daylight saving).
St Mary Peak is central to the Adnyamathanha creation story. For this reason the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges would prefer that visitors do not climb to the summit of the peak. The shorter option to Tanderra Saddle also affords spectacular views.