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Large Car Park
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Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park...
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A difficult but rewarding hike, descending steeply into Onkaparinga Gorge. The Onkaparinga River is lined with reed and old gum trees, and has many permanent large water holes. Moderate and easy hike choices are also detailed on the map.
The official maps online and trailhead signs differ a bit in their route choices and trail lengths, and the walk options are quite different in terms of difficulty. We've outlined the 3 best route options below:
First, some good photos of the hikes. Underneath the directions below there are photos more specific to the Difficult walking route.
The numbers relate to the numbers on the map.
Below are photos mostly pertaining to the Difficult walking route.
GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.
Max elevation: 168 m
Min elevation: 26 m
Total climbing: 140 m
Total descent: -393 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA