Second Falls Gorge Hike – Morialta Conservation Park
|Start Point||Morialta Conservation Park, Trail Head|
|End Point||Morialta Conservation Park, Trail Head|
|Time||2.5 Hours – Walking|
This loop trail skirts the rim of the escarpment and offers outstanding views of the gorge from First Falls and Second Falls lookouts.
If you prefer an easier gradient, hike in an anti-clockwise direction.
For over 100 years, the gorges, waterfalls and woodlands of Morialta have provided a recreational escape for walkers and rock climbers just 10km from the city of Adelaide.
Enjoy the rugged ridges, gully scenery and seasonal waterfalls that make up Morialta Conservation Park. The three waterfalls along Fourth Creek are popular features of the park and are linked by an extensive network of walking trails. The views from the rock climbing zone also provide opportunities to admire Morialta Gorge and the nearby Adelaide plains.
The first two falls are the grandest, each cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs after rain. To see the falls at their best, visit the park during spring or winter when the water flow is strongest. For wildlife lovers, the park’s rock pools and creeks provide habitat for small reptiles, frogs and birds. Watch out for honeyeaters and thornbills among the woodlands that cover the hills.
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