Little River, Lakeview and Walk the Dog Track Loop
Starting from the Blackwood Oval car park on Craigburn Road, Craigburn Farm, this walk takes you on a circuit around Sturt Gorge Recreation Park via the Little River, Lakeview and Walk the Dog tracks. This hike initially heads through Blackwood Hill Reserve, then explores the open grasslands and woodlands of Craigburn Farm in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. The walk follows the hillside contours along the Little River Track, offering excellent views of the spring-fed creek. Further ahead, the Lakeview Track meanders around a small picturesque lake, providing a serene picnic spot. Many animals can be seen in the park, such as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, as well as an abundance of native birds. The river and lake are best seen in winter or after heavy rains. This loop consists of shared-use fire tracks and walking trails, suitable for walking, running and mountain biking, with some uneven surfaces and moderate hills. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash. 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.