Hardys Scrub  Circuit
  • Length: 5.9km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Wine Dam Track, Blewitt Springs

  • End: Wine Dam Track, Blewitt Springs

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 44.1 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.166211976

  • Longitude: 138.583540041


Hardys Scrub Circuit is a 5.9km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.


Wander through this forest on walking trails and fire tracks. The grey box eucalyptus woodlands here once covered much of the western slopes of the southern Adelaide Hills, and very little has survived clearing for agriculture and urban development. Other vegetation communities here include pink gums in the sandy areas, and southern cypress pine.

The trail is well marked. The official Hardys Scrub Hike does not include the walking trail between points 3 and 5, but we recommend this extra eastern trail as especially delightful to walk through, with some good views. Be careful near point 5, as the marker here points straight on, onto a very faint walking trail which is hard to follow – we suggest turning left onto the fire track.

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

Total distance: 6596 m
Max elevation: 170 m
Min elevation: 129 m
Total climbing: 48 m
Total descent: -54 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA