Black Hill Summit Hike – Black Hill Conservation Park
|Start Point||Addison Road, Athelstone SA|
|End Point||Addison Road, Athelstone SA|
|Time||2.5 Hours – Walking|
2.5 – 4 hrs, 4.2km
An excellent hike to the summit of Black Hill (467 m), offering spectacular views over Adelaide. The trail is steep in sections and follows the creekline, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Wander through the wildflower garden on Addison Ave at the end of the walk. Wear sturdy boots and take water with you. Car parking is available at Addison Ave.
Enjoy the undulating hills with native scenery of rugged ridges and a variety of native plants and animals along Black Hill Conservation Park’s extensive network of walking trails. The park contains a wide variety of flora that offers a stunning display of native flowers in the spring including many delicate and colourful orchid species. While visiting the park, take a walk through the landscaped Wildflower Garden that dates back to the late 1940s.
The park covers an area of 684 hectares and features the low sheoaks which give Black Hill its name. The foliage of the sheoaks gradually matures to a dark rusty, almost black colour, as summer progresses. As you look from the Adelaide Plains, the hills appear to be black in colour.
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