Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit
  • Length: 10km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully

  • End: Heysen Trail, Cleland

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Cleland Conservation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 11.0 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.969245968

  • Longitude: 138.680054974

Trail Access

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Drinking Water

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Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit is a 10km, grade 4 One way hike located in Cleland Conservation Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


This hike provides an alternative route to Mt Lofty Summit from Waterfall Gully. The trail leaves the main Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty trail between First and Second Falls and rejoins just below the Youth Hostel. Much of the trail is on wide fire track, so can be suitable for large groups. Some sections are steep. Higher up enjoy the forests as the fire track follows the ridges up Chinamans Hut Track.

These directions are from Waterfall Gully carpark, at the end of Waterfall Gully Road.

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

Total distance: 6969 m
Max elevation: 713 m
Min elevation: 237 m
Total climbing: 404 m
Total descent: -57 m


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA