Mount Barker Summit Walking Trail
  • Length: 0.5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Unnamed Road, Mount Barker Summit

  • End: Unnamed Road, Mount Barker Summit

  • Location: Mount Barker

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  • Distance from CBD: 41.1 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.06428502

  • Longitude: 138.920822

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Mount Barker Summit Walking Trail is a 0.5km, grade 1 return hike, located in Mount Barker, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

The walking trail to the summit of Mount Barker begins at the far end of the carpark near the white intrepretive signs. The 250 metre trail is an easy walk, and passes a lookout area with picnic tables before reaching the summit.

You can extend this hike by also walking around the summit on the 2.4km Scenic Bush Walk. This trail starts from the large boulder in the car park.

Walking Trail from the carpark direct to the summit of Mount Barker

Walking Trail to the summit of Mount Barker

Lookout and picnic area near the summit

Kids cubby near the lookout

The Summit of Mount Barker

Views from the Summit of Mount Barker

Views from the Summit of Mount Barker

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.

GPX File

Total distance: 2523 m
Max elevation: 524 m
Min elevation: 413 m
Total climbing: 124 m
Total descent: -151 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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