Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration
Major restoration work is being undertaken along the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail. This work is expected to be completed by late March 2020.
How does this affect you?
Detours will be in place at certain times, including weekends on sections of the trail for public safety.
Please be aware that these detours can make the trail longer and/or steeper and require greater care to traverse.
Alternate Route 1
Linking the Waterfall Gully Carpark and Second Falls, this trail climbs steadily up into blue gum forest before working its way down to Second falls. This is a HARD HIKE. This challenging trail has natural rough surfaces, is narrow and can be slippery.
Alternate Route 2
This detour utilises a section of the “Adventure Hike”, from above second falls, turn uphill and follow the Yurrebilla Trail route to join Chinaman’s Hut Track. This trail has natural rough surfaces and is be steep in parts. Please allow up to 3hrs return.
Alternate Route 3 - Currently in place on weekdays
This detour will depart the usual trail at Chinaman’s Hut Ruin, turning up Chinaman’s Hut Track and re-joining the main trail just below Mount Lofty Summit Road. This alternate route will add an additional 1.4 km in length, each way. The detour offers views over Adelaide and Gulf Saint Vincent along the way. Please allow up to 4.5hrs return.
Alternate Route 4
This detour will depart the usual trail at Bilba Track and re-join it just below Mount Lofty Summit Road. This alternate route will add an additional 800m each way and passes Cleland Wildlife Park. Please allow up to 3.5hrs return.
For more information, please contact:
Black Hill Natural Resources Centre
Phone: (08) 8336 0901