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Morialta Conservation Park is a bushwalker's paradise and the 30-metre First Falls is one of its highlights.
This steep walk passes Giants Cave and offers spectacular views of Morialta Gorge's towering cliffs, the Adelaide Plains, the city and the coast as well as providing views of the First Falls, which flow in winter and autumn.
The walk can be walked clockwise, or anticlockwise. The walk can be commenced from either the First Fall Carpark at the end of the road in (4.1km), or from the more easily parked-at Lower Carpark on Stradbroke Road (6.9km) by first following the Fourth Creek Walk.
Extend the hike by walking the Three Falls Grand Hike, which takes in all three of the falls.
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
Enjoy the rugged ridges, gully scenery and seasonal waterfalls that make up Morialta Conservation Park. The three waterfalls along Fourth Creek are popular features of the park and are linked by an extensive network of walking trails. The views from the rock climbing zone also provide opportunities to admire Morialta Gorge and the nearby Adelaide plains.
The first two falls are the grandest, each cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs after rain. To see the falls at their best, visit the park during spring or winter when the water flow is strongest. For wildlife lovers, the park's rock pools and creeks provide habitat for small reptiles, frogs and birds. Watch out for honeyeaters and thornbills among the woodlands that cover the hills.
Max elevation: 300 m
Min elevation: 248 m
Total climbing: 61 m
Total descent: -8 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA