- 900 metre circuit
- 30 mins
- Suitable for
- Walking, Hiking
- Grade 1, Easy Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Deep Creek National Park
- Fleurieu Peninsula
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About the Walking Trail
Explore the old shady growth stringybark forest, admiring the tall trees and delicate ferns. The stringybark trees in this remnant forest are some of the oldest in South Australia and provide nesting hollows for a varierty of birds, including the yellow-tailed black-cockatoo (which can at times be very loud as you walk above the creek.)
The walk is ideal for families as it is gentle. It is not flat, as you walk clockwise after passing Dog Trap Creek you climb uphill for a short distance before returning down to the carpark.
There can be plenty of varied fungi to see on the walk. As a national park and natural environment, inspect but don’t pick the mushrooms. Keep a watch out for teeny tiny fungi along the way, and stick to the walking trails to ensure the you don’t trample any fungi.
There is a picnic area at the start of the walking trail, next to the carpark.
There are references to this being a 1.5 kilometre walk, but it is actually only 900 metres.
As you start the walk, you will need to clean your shoes at the cleaning station. The cleaning station is to protect this forest from phytophthora, a fungus which is killing out native vegetation.
Access the walk from the carpark on Tapanappa Road, just past Stringybark Campground and the Park Headquarters. The carpark can be muddy in winter.