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Heysen Trail (Southern End)

Adelaide Hills Council plays host to a part of South Australia's premier National Trail, the Heysen Trail. From Mylor to Mount Crawford this 80+km section of the Heysen takes in wondrous valleys, spectacular views and challenges even the hardened walker.

Timber fence post with white sign, red arrow and red Heysen Trail logo. The post also has a nail and rusty wire on it. Green grass background with tea-trees in the background.

Heysen Trail (Southern End)


The Heysen Trail travels from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsular all the way to the Flinders Ranges at Parachilna. The total trail is 1200km long and can take between 50 to 60 days to complete. However, many people choose to do smaller sections and even enjoy lovely day walks on certain parts.

The Heysen Trail welcomes tens of thousands of visitors annually and contributes considerably to the interstate and international trail tourism figures within South Australia.

The Trail travels through the Adelaide Hills Council area for over 80 kilometres. This trail is not for the faint hearted, however sections can be done as day walks with special mentions given to the views through the Piccadilly Valley, the bushland in and around Mylor and Bridgewater, and the challenging hilly areas of Greenhill and Norton Summit.

The trail visits the following areas - Mylor, Bridgewater, Mount George, Piccadilly, Mount Lofty, Greenhill, Norton Summit, Montacute, Cherryville, Kersbrook, Forreston and Mount Crawford. There is also a 'spur' section that links the trail into the popular tourist town of Hahndorf.


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