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Map of bushwalks in Adelaide Hills Council
List of bushwalks in Adelaide Hills Council
Found 34 walks
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Black Hill Summit Hike via Ghost Tree Gully, Banksia and Summit Tracks
5.7 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Stringybark, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback Track Loop
6.7 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Stringybark, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback Track Loop
6.7 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

Run
45 min to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the Gate 3 car park at the intersection of Matthews Road and Scott Creek Road, Dorset Vale, this walk takes you on a circuit around Scott Creek Conservation Park via the Stringybark, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback tracks. Scott Creek Conservation Park features some of the most diverse native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills, with dense stringybark forests, steep-sloped valleys and seasonal creeks that provide habitat for an abundance of birds and animals, including southern brown bandicoots, western grey kangaroos, koalas and ringtail possums. In spring, plenty of wildflowers can be seen dotted along the trails. This relatively easy and straightforward loop begins by entering the stringybark forest along the Bandicoot Track, then ascends steadily along the Stringybark Track, offering excellent views of the park. The next section is fairly flat and easy-going, following the Mount Bold Ridge Track alongside the road before descending along the Shingleback Track back to the car park. This loop consists of well-signposted fire tracks, with some uneven natural surfaces and short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Currawong Ridge, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback Track Loop
7.6 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Main Valley and Rockdale Hill Circuit
8.6 km circuit
3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min
Main Valley and Rockdale Hill Circuit
8.6 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h 15 min to 4 h 30 min

Starting from the carpark at the end of Horsnells Gully Road, Horsnell Gully, this walk takes you on a circuit within the Horsnell Gully Conservation Park via the Main Valley, Mount Lofty, Yurrebilla and Rockdale Hill tracks. This hike is a hidden gem in the Adelaide Hills close to Adelaide, that takes you through forested valleys of majestic river red gums and South Australian blue gums. Keep an eye out for koalas in the treetops, and listen closely for sounds of southern brown bandicoots foraging in the undergrowth. The walk starts along the Main Valley/Waterfall Hike Track, leading uphill along a rough track that is often little more than a narrow, rocky creek-bed. Overgrown blackberry plants with thorns and occasional cobwebs make this quite a challenging section. The section at the end of Main Valley up on to the fire tracks on Rockdale Hill is very steep with some loose rocks, and involves climbing up a waterfall, which may be slippery after rain. The Rockdale Hill Track gradually descends back towards the car park, providing excellent views of the quarry and parts of the city of Adelaide along the way. This is quite a challenging walk, with a mixture of single track walking trails and fire tracks, steep ascents and some rocky sections. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Yurrebilla Trail: Section 5(Morialta to River Torrens)
12 km oneway
4 h to 6 h
Yurrebilla Trail: Section 5(Morialta to River Torrens)
12 km
Oneway

Walk
4 h to 6 h

Run
2 h to 3 h 15 min

Starting from the 'Gate 9' carpark at the end of Moores Road, Woodforde, this walk leads to the northern end of Black Hill Conservation Park via the Moores, Fox Hill, Quarry, Black Hill, Banksia and Yurrebilla tracks. The trail meanders through eucalypt woodland teeming with wildlife, including many kangaroos and koalas. Along this hike, walkers are rewarded with excellent views back across the Adelaide Plains to the City of Adelaide, and further down to the Gulf of St Vincent. The hike starts along Moores Track, then continues along Fox Hill Track, passing Fox Dam, exiting Morialta Conservation Park onto Montacute Road. Follow Montacute Road alongside Fifth Creek, entering Black Hill Conservation Park via the Quarry Track, and continue along Black Hill Track. After a small detour to Black Hill Summit, the hike returns to Black Hill Track, continuing along the Yurrebilla Trail as it descends into Ambers Gully. The trail ends at Athelstone, near the River Torrens. There is clear signage throughout this hike, and the route is mostly along well-formed dirt tracks. There are some narrow sections with slightly rough terrain, and there are a few steep hills along the way, including a very steep downhill section at the end of the hike. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car




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