Billy Goat Waterfall Hike
  • Length: 4.2km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 601 Colmans Rd, Western River

  • End: 601 Colmans Rd, Western River

  • Location: Western River Wilderness Protection Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 249 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.71206297

  • Longitude: 136.913834

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Billy Goat Waterfall Hike is a 4.2km, grade 3 return hike, located in Western River Wilderness Protection Area, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A quiet secluded walk following a track to Billy Goat Waterfall. The trail fire track with some shady trees and gently descends the valley to Waterfall Creek. Crossing the creek on stepping stones, the walk follows a walking trail which winds through shady sheoak trees to end at a lookout with views of the waterfall. Although the waterfall is high, it only flows during winter or after rains.

The walk is in Western River Wilderness Protection Area (formerly known as Western River Conservation Park) and the trail begins at Gate 2, at a small carpark on Colmans Road, which is 9.3km off of the Playford Highway (the dirt road to Cape Borda.)

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

GPX File

Total distance: 6295 m
Max elevation: 269 m
Min elevation: 137 m
Total climbing: 184 m
Total descent: -182 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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