Devils Nose and Back Hike
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Devils Nose Track, Yattalunga

  • End: Devils Nose Track, Yattalunga

  • Location: Para Wirra Recreation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 41.3 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.69147615

  • Longitude: 138.8221816

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Historic Lighthouse

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Devils Nose and Back Hike is a 5km, grade 3 return hike, located in Para Wirra Recreation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Enjoy this hike out along a long ridge to Devils Nose Lookout, with views along the ridge and lookout. Begin this hike from the car park and trailhead on Para Wirra Drive (the main entrance road). The carpark and trailhead is the first car park from the main entrance off Humbug Scrub Road.

The walk starts off along an easy fire track, before continuing along a walking trail. Along the walking trail there are some small rocky sections.

View the Devils Nose Hike Brochure.

Extend the hike from a return 5.0km to a 8.5km circuit hike with the Devils Nose Hike via Lizard Rock and Hissey Trails. There are superb views from the rocks at Lizard Rock into Wild Dog Creek. Descend into Wild Dog Creek at the northern end of this hike, and glimpse views of Devils Nose from below as you gradually contour around on the ascent to the lookout. The Hissey Trail walks around the main Lake.

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

About the region

This is a perfect park for immersing yourself in nature – for walking, picnicking, and observing native animal life. The park is also home to the Barossa Goldfields, where you can discover the ruins and the history of a once thriving mining operation.

There are over 100 species of birds living in the park, including the cheeky emus you’ll see patrolling the picnic grounds. You can see kangaroos grazing at dawn and dusk, and on a warm day bearded dragons and sleepy lizards bask in the sunshine. If you’re in luck you might also spot a short-beaked echidna, a shy creature whose diggings can be found throughout the park.

GPX File

Total distance: 3907 m
Max elevation: 319 m
Min elevation: 268 m
Total climbing: 2 m
Total descent: -15 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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