Mount Lofty usually tops the list of weekend hikes. It’s the famous trail the Hills is renowned for. This is also why it’s packed with people, every day of the week. If you’re new to the Hills or Mount Lofty and Morialta Falls is the trail you frequent, discover the paths less travelled for hiking Adelaide Hills. Nature’s attractions are one of the many reasons people choose real estate in the Adelaide Hills.
Popular trails close by in the Hills
1. Black Hill Conservation Park
A stone’s throw from Morialta is Black Hill, where you’ll find Ambers Gully Track and Sugarloaves Trail. It’s great for beginners and experienced hikers. Just like Lofty, this circuit follows part of the Yurrebilla
Trail and offers a view that encapsulates Adelaide’s beauty. Oh, and the best part? The trail has a waterfall, gorgeously uncrowded.
2. Belair National Park
Looking for an all-day hike? Head to the Adventure Loop Trail in Belair National Park. It’s a 12.6-kilometre circuit that passes WW2 memorials. Pack lunch and end your adventure at Long Gully or
Playford Lake. Echidnas and wood ducks might join you, surrounded by wild flowers and bushland.
3. Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
Slightly further south from Belair is Sturt Gorge. Most of the trails in this park take between two to five hours. The longest route, River Trail, is peppered with rivers, waterfalls, flowing creeks, and rocky gorges. While nearly 10 kilometres long, the natural beauty is a wonderful antidote.
4. Mylor Conservation Park
Give your body a natural morning high with the 2-hour Mylor Conversation Park Loop. This 2.3-kilometre trail is perfect when you’re looking for a challenge. If you’re making good time and would like to extend your hike, this connects to the Heysen Trail and onto the Aldgate Valley Nature Walk.
5. Scott Creek Conservation Park
Shouldered between Jupiter and Cherry Gardens, this conservation park is in the heart of Scott Creek. It’s a 3-hour trail that takes adventurers along its east side. Coined ‘one of the hidden gems of the Adelaide Hills’, Scott Creek (secretly) rivals Lofty.
For more information about Adelaide Hills hiking trails, check out this resource. View the walking trails Adelaide Hills map to pick your closest route. No matter where you call home in the Hills, there’s a walking trail close to your doorstep.
Start your weekend off right trailblazing and ‘earning’ your glass (or bottle) of red. Bringing the pooch? Just search ‘dog walking trails Adelaide Hills.’ All of these outdoor attractions are close to your Adelaide Hills property.