Heysen Trail - Mount Crawford
  • Length: 13km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Chalks Rd, Mount Crawford

  • End: Chalks Rd, Mount Crawford

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  • Location: Mount Crawford Forest Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 52.7 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.740241561

  • Longitude: 138.959334791

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Drinking Water

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Overnight Campsites

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Heysen Trail – Mount Crawford is a 13km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Mount Crawford Forest Reserve South Australia. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.


Walk a loop hike on the Heysen Trail through the native and plantation forests around Mount Crawford. Highlights include the native forest along the ridgeline up to Little Mount Crawford, and the open plantation forest between Rocky Paddock Campsite and Chalks Campsite.

The full Heysen Trail is 1,200 km long, and stretches from Cape Jervis in the south to Flinders Ranges in the north. This loop trail is all on the Heysen Trail, so you can easily follow the markers, but watch out you don’t walk north towards Mount Crawford and the Old School House, or south to Warren Tower or Kersbrook.

There are plenty of points to access the trail from, some of which include:

Getting there

  • Mount Crawford Forest Visitor Information Centre
  • Chalks Campsite
  • Rocky Paddock Campsite

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

Total distance: 13664 m
Max elevation: 430 m
Min elevation: 404 m
Total climbing: 5 m
Total descent: -28 m


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA


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