Belair Railway Station to Mount Lofty Summit
4 h 30 min to 7 h 30 min
2 h 15 min to 3 h 45 min
Starting from the Belair Railway Station off Upper Sturt Road, Belair, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Lofty via the Yurrebilla Trail, Chinaman's Hut Track and Nangare Track. This challenging hike follows the Yurrebilla Trail through Belair National Park for the first few kilometres, which are relatively easy-going, passing through the Echo Tunnel before descending to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. After leaving Brownhill Creek, the trail climbs into the foothills behind the historic Carrick Hill house, then zig-zags across the hills and open grassy woodlands of Waite Conservation Reserve, providing spectacular views across Adelaide. The trail winds along Mount Barker Road then follows the Tunnel Track over the South Eastern Freeway and enters Cleland Conservation Park. For the last few kilometres, the hike climbs steeply to the summit of Mount Lofty, following some of Cleland's lesser-travelled trails. This walk follows a combination of walking trails, fire tracks and sealed roads, with some narrow sections, uneven surfaces and steep hills. 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.