Sugarloaf Circuit

Walking Trail Facts
5.8 km circuit
3 hours
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 2, Moderate Walk
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Cleland National Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Sugarloaf Circuit

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.

As dogs are not permitted in Cleland National Park, this walk is not suitable for dog-walking.


These directions begin at the carpark at Chambers Gully, and walk in a clockwise direction.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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”
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Turn right down the Winter Track. This junction is marked with the Emergency ID 58. Follow the Winter Track down into Woolshed Gully
  8. 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

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.


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