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Mount Remarkable National ParkWilmington (7) → The Flinders Ranges Council | Quorn | Mount Brown Conservation Park
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Found 7 walks

Mount Brown via the Heysen Trail
11.9 km return
3 h to 5 h
Mount Brown via the Heysen Trail
11.9 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Run
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Gate 3 car park at the end of Richman Valley Road, Quorn, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Brown and back via the Heysen Trail. Mount Brown is one of the tallest peaks in the South Flinders Ranges, standing at a height of 964 metres, named by Matthew Flinders after Scottish botanist Robert Brown, who climbed the mountain in 1802. This hike initially follows a fire track for a short distance past Waukarie Falls, then heads south along the Heysen Trail. The first few kilometres through the valley are fairly easy-going, followed by a relentless climb up a long ridge towards the summit of Mount Brown. At the summit, there's interpretive signage and a lookout tower commemorating Robert Brown, which offers panoramic views over the surrounding area, including Richman Valley, the Dutchman's Stern and Mount Remarkable. This hike consists of narrow walking trails, with very steep hills and some uneven rocky surfaces, suitable for moderate fitness levels. All junctions are clearly marked, with yellow distance markers and checkpoints with maps along the way, and there are usually printed brochures in the metal box at the trailhead. 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.

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Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Mambray Creek to Alligator Gorge Hike
14.6 km oneway
5 h to 2 days
Hidden Gorge Circuit
16.9 km circuit
5 h, 8 h to 2 days
Hidden Gorge Circuit
16.9 km
Circuit

Walk
5 h, 8 h to 2 days

Starting from the car park at the end of Park Road, Wilmington, this walk takes you on a circuit within Mount Remarkable National Park via the Mambray Creek and Hidden Gorge tracks. The hike begins near the Mambray Creek Campground, winding through native pine forest lining Mambray Creek, past pools of permanent water. The trail passes the Hidden Gorge Campsite before entering the ever-narrowing Hidden Gorge, where you’ll walk between steep red-rock cliff walls. You can spend a night at this great spot next to the creek and make this a multi-day walk. Follow the track up to the Battery, and enjoy panoramic views over Spencer Gulf on one side and Mount Remarkable summit on the other side. Maps are available at the trailhead, and the path is well signed. Keep a lookout for small blue arrows along the way that are nailed onto rocks and trees. There are also metal poles at roughly 500m intervals that state the remaining distance on the hike. The parking area has plenty of space with public toilets and barbeques, making it perfect for a family trip. Although 17km may sound long, the first half of the trail is relatively flat aside from a few hops over the creek. The second half is a slow incline to the ridge, where it flattens out again along the top before hitting a steady decline back towards the car park. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended, and walking poles may be helpful for the numerous creek crossings along the way. 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




Found 7 walks