Ridgetop Walk

30 min to 45 min
15 min to 25 min
30 min to 1 h

2.6 km

↑ 37 m
↓ -37 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Red Stringybark car park off Sawmill Road, Spring Gully, this walk takes you to the southern boundary of Spring Gully Conservation Park and back via the Ridgetop Track. Experience the natural landscape of Spring Gully Conservation Park on a relatively easy hike that follows a long ridge, offering spectacular views through the trees across the Adelaide Plains. Along the way, there are good opportunities for spotting western grey kangaroos, euros and common brushtail possums. In spring, there's an abundance of wildflowers and orchids. The track ends at the southern boundary of the park, but walkers can turn around at any point and return to the start. This walk consists of wide, gently undulating fire tracks, suitable for most fitness levels, as well as wheelchair users with assistance. 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.9126296,138.6047815)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Burra Road, Saddleworth.
  • Turn on to Michael Street then drive for 11.1 km
  • Turn right onto Horrocks Highway and drive for another 17.7 km
  • Turn left onto Bayes Road and drive for another 850 m
  • Turn left onto Hughes Park Road and drive for another 650 m
  • Turn right onto Sawmill Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Ridgetop Track and drive for another 630 m
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Ridgetop Track.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Ridgetop Track.
Continue another 760 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
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Ridgetop Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.6 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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