Grade 2

Red Gum Loop (2.3km)

Little Desert National Park



1 hr

Grade 2






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Red Gum Loop (2.3km)

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Red Gum Loop (2.3km)

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Red Gum Loop (2.3km)

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Red Gum Loop (2.3km)

1 Review on “Red Gum Loop (2.3km)”

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  • Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

    It’s a breezy 2.3km loop (perfect for an hour escape from the campground) that takes you through some stunning landscapes.

    The hike starts at Kiata Campground and climbs a sandy path through beautiful Stringybark woodland. Keep an eye out for water marks on the Red Gums – a reminder of the occasional floods in the area.

    Next, you’ll reach the fascinating Eucalyptus Distillery Site, a remnant of the park’s past industry. Then, the trail winds through a Banksia dune and into another woodland teeming with Red Gums, Black Box trees, and native wildlife.

    The final stretch is a relaxing walk back to the campground. The whole loop is a great way to experience the park’s beauty – wildflowers, bird calls, and a touch of history. Highly recommend is you are hiking in the area.

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Red Gum Loop

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