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.
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.