- 5.8 km circuit
- 3 hours
- Suitable for
- Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
- Grade 2, Moderate Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Cleland Conservation Park
- Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 17 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
The Sugarloaf Circuit is a 3 hour, 5.8km circuit.
On this hike you can enjoy some of the the cool sanctuary of Chambers Gully and Woolshed Gully, splendid views of the city and coast. Watch out for koalas and kangaroos.
These directions begin at the carpark at Chambers Gully, and walk in a clockwise direction.
- The small roadside carpark is opposite 67 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully. The Chambers Gully bitumen road (the road is actually called the Burnside Quarry Track, but there are no signs saying this) here is blocked by a gate, walk through this gateway
- Continue up along the bitumen road. Walking past the red brick building (a rifle club), take the right dirt firetrack through the quarry. If you missed this turn, the track you are on will meet up again with the main track soon enough
- The bitumen road rejoins, and at the turn-around area for the bitumen road, continue along the dirt fire track. An old road sign here reads “Waterfall Gully Road OUT”
- The track reaches Gate 9 / Burnside Walking Trails CP 44. Turn right on to the single track walking track, named the Chambers Gully Walking Track.
- This track will contour around the Sugarloaf to the Long Ridge Track, a wide track at the marker post Emergency ID 59. Turn right and walk along the Long Ridge Track.
- Optionally at 5, turn left and walk up to the Lookout to see more views of Adelaide, the plains and the coast, before returning to 5 and following the Long Ridge Track
- Turn right down the Winter Track. This junction is marked with the Emergency ID 58. Follow the Winter Track down into Woolshed Gully
- At the bottom of Woolshed Gully the Winter Track will reach Waterfall Gully Road, at Gate 11. Turn right and walk down Waterfall Gully Road, following the narrow trail back to the carpark
Extend this hike
- Take in more of Chambers Gully on the Chambers Hike
Burnside Walks Trail Network
This walking trail is part of the Burnside Walks network, a series of trails around the hills on the edge of the City of Burnside, and in Mount Osmond Reserve. The trails are all well marked, with regular signs and numbered checkpoints that correspond to the excellent walking map.