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This walking route is an alternative to the easy Summit Walking Trail. You can begin this trail from the Summit Fire Track, or from the carpark at the summit. If starting from the summit carpark, the trail starts from the large boulder in the first area of the carpark.
The trail is easy to follow, and provides views to the east and west.
You can extend this hike by also walking to the summit of Mount Barker on a 500 metre return trail.
Park car here at the end of the Summit Fire Track (accessed from Williams Road), at the gate next to Authorised Vehicles Only sign
You are allowed to walk in the reserve here, just not drive
Walk along the fire track for a short distance
When you reach this knarly tree, look out for the walking trail on the left immediately before the tree, and take that walking trail
Walking up to the summit
The Scenic Bushwalk, the hike that goes around the summit of Mount Barker, starts beside this boulder in the carpark
The Scenic Bushwalk starts at the boulder with this old plaque
The Scenic Bushwalk around the summit of Mount Barker
Views from the Scenic Bushwalk around the summit of Mount Barker
Driving to this walk, turn left up Williams Road, ignoring the No Access To The Summit Sign (as we are walking to the summit. Alternatively, you can drive to the summit carpark and begin the hike there)
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
Stroll through lush Keith Stevenson Park, venture further and walk the linear trail to the wetlands for prime bird-watching, or scale Mount Barker Summit and take in panoramic views stretching across the Adelaide Hills. Wander down the tree-lined main street and explore boutique shops before stopping for coffee at one of the many cafes. Taste a local drop or two at biodynamic vineyard Ngeringa or an award-winning brew at Prancing Pony Brewery. Stock up on fresh local produce at the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning just a short stroll from the main street. All of this just 35 minutes from Adelaide.
Max elevation: 524 m
Min elevation: 413 m
Total climbing: 124 m
Total descent: -151 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA