Black Range Trek
  • Length: 27.8km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Daveys Gully Trail, Wilmington

  • End: 4 Stuart St, Melrose

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Mount Remarkable National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 264 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -32.838236019

  • Longitude: 138.041307013


Black Range Trek is a 27.8km, grade 5 One way hike located in Mount Remarkable National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


A demanding trek from Mambray Creek, over the steep Black Range tracks to Grays Hut. From Grays Hut walk to the summit of Mt Remarkable and down to the town of Melrose, or walk along Spring Creek to Goats Rock Camp, making a loop and returning to Mambray Creek over Black Range.

As a challenging trek you will need to plan carefully with a topographic map. An alternative to this hike is the Mambray Creek to Alligator Gorge Hike.

Suggested Itenaries

2 Day Return Hike

  • Day 1: Mambray Creek to Grays Hut, 16.4km
  • Day 2: return to Mambray Creek, 16.4km.

2 Day One-Way Hike

  • Day 1: Mambray Creek to Grays Hut, 16.4km
  • Day 2: Grays Hut to Melrose via Mt Remarkable summit, 11.4km

3 Day Circuit Hike

  • Day 1: Mambray Creek to Sugar Gum Dam Camp, 12.1km
  • Day 2: Sugar Gum Dam Camp to Goat Rock Camp via Grays Hut, 7.4km
  • Day 3: Goat Rock Camp to Mambray Creek via small loop north of Goat Rock Camp and south along Pine Track to re-meet Mambray Creek Track, then Sugar Gum Dam Camp, 19.2km

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

Total distance: 28383 m
Max elevation: 769 m
Min elevation: 143 m
Total climbing: 905 m
Total descent: -450 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA