Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike

Adelaide & Adelaide Hills
Start Point Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully SA 5066, Australia
End Point Mount Lofty Summit
Distance 7.8km return
Time 2.5 Hours – Walking
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  • 1 hr 30 mins – 3 hr return, 3.9 km one way

    Alternate routes to join the trail can be found at:

    • Cleland Wildlife Park via Harford Trail.
    • Waterfall Gully Road. Walk along Winter Track and Long Ridge Track to the Wildlife Park and then on to Harford Trail and up to the Summit.
    • Measdays Lookout off the old Mount Barker Road, from there follow the Adventure Hike to the Summit.
  • On almost any morning of the year the trail attracts a range of people: some casually walking, others using it as a training walk, some runners, and others with heavy-simulated packs training for distant hiking locations like Nepal. As the walk involves some steep sections, the time taken to walk the trail can vary significantly.
  • On a busy weekend, car parking at Waterfall Gully can be limited.

More information about this trail and others in the area can be found on the National Parks South Australia Website.

  • Contact us if you have any feedback or information (including trail notes and photos) to contribute to the ongoing development of Trails SA.

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