Microcarpa Circuit
  • Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 1hr 45 mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Sir Edwin Ave, Belair

  • End: Sir Edwin Ave, Belair

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Belair National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 10.8 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.999652999

  • Longitude: 138.635902042


Microcarpa Circuit is a 4.5km, grade 1 Circuit hike located in Belair National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hrs 45 mins to complete.


Walk through one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills. Just off the trail on Sir Edwin Avenue you’ll find historic sugar gum plantings, the Hawthorn Maze and Belair Railway Station.

An off-road stroller would be suitable in dry conditions. Some sections of the trail can become waterlogged, slippery or muddy during winter or wet weather.

Getting there

  • carpark at Playford Lake
  • Belair Railway Station
  • the Lodge Track, from Sheoak Road (cross the railway line)
  • Pines 2 picnic area

Extend the Hike

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

Total distance: 4882 m
Max elevation: 313 m
Min elevation: 303 m
Total climbing: 8 m
Total descent: -17 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA