Mount Remarkable Summit Hike
  • Length: 13.8km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 4 Stuart St, Melrose

  • End: 4 Stuart St, Melrose

  • Location: Mount Remarkable National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 267 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -32.82682993

  • Longitude: 138.1868609

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Mount Remarkable Summit Hike is a 13.8km, grade 3 return hike, located in Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Hike along some of the Heysen Trail up to the summit of Mount Remarkable. The trail is gently graded as it contours up to the summit.

You can start the trail from the main street of Melrose, walking up to the Monument on the bitumen road past the caravan park. When walking across the scree slopes watch out for the remnants of a small plane that crashed here in 1980.

During 2016 a new second option trail was constructed, which is anticipated to be open in late 2016. The trail begins 1km from the Monument Trailhead, and takes a newly constructed alternate 6.3km route from the new junction to the summit (compared to the existing trail which meanders up to the summit over 5.4km from that new junction). The new trail will allow people to walk to the summit as loop, heading up one trail and returning via the other.

You can begin the hike from:

Reach the Monument Trailhead by:

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

Within easy reach of Adelaide, Mount Remarkable National Park is an ideal place to take the family. There’s lots of diverse wildlife and campgrounds with good facilities. The park is a popular destination for bushwalking, with trails for all ages and abilities. There are some incredible views to be had – the 960m high Mount Remarkable Summit presides over the Willochra Plain and looks out to the Spencer Gulf. The Willowie Forest area offers a network of mountain biking and walking trails that meander through foothills of the Mount Remarkable Range.

GPX File

Total distance: 17480 m
Max elevation: 970 m
Min elevation: 398 m
Total climbing: 139 m
Total descent: -572 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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