Rhododendron Trail
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Unnamed Road, Crafers

  • End: Unnamed Road, Crafers

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  • Location: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

  • Distance from state capital: 19.2 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.987633014

  • Longitude: 138.715377990

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Rhododendron Trail is a 1km, grade 3 Return hike located in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

The diverse genus Rhododendron, with over 800 species, is well represented in the gully. Some are evergreen, some deciduous and others are endangered in their natural habitats.

Rhododendron species are found in temperate forests of the northern hemisphere, especially the Himalayas and western China, and much of south east Asia right own to the northern tip of Australia. The species vary in size from large trees to tiny ground covering shrubs.

The gully was first planted with Rhododendron species in the early 1960s. The kaleidoscope of colour when they flower in spring and early summer is breathtaking.

View more flowering photos of the gully.

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

Total distance: 534 m
Max elevation: 633 m
Min elevation: 543 m
Total climbing: 93 m
Total descent: -3 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA