Best trails in Knysna NU, Western Cape

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Looking for a great trail near Knysna NU, Western Cape? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Garden Route National Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Knysna NU ranging from 3.3 to 5.2 miles and from 895 to 1,906 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Knysna NU, Western Cape
Top trails (5)
#1 - Red Elephant Trail
Diepwalle State Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Slow meander through indigenous rain forest. Route goes via one of the "Big Trees", a 600 year old yellowwood. Route starts and ends at the same place.Show more
#2 - Circles in the Forest Hiking Trail
Garden Route National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
The trail starts about 2 km uphill from the park entrance, at a parking lot / picnic area. Follow the clear sings behind the small gate. Turn right following the sign. After about 2 km hiking you have a fork, giving you the choice to hike the 3 km or the 9 km loop. It’s an fairly easy walk: some uphill, some downhill. The last 3 km on the 9 km loop you follow a infrequently dirt road ending right back at that small gate you started at.Show more
#3 - Black Elephant Trail
Diepwalle State Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
#4 - Drupkelders Hiking Trail
Garden Route National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Great trail run or short hike. The entire route is almost in the forest and when you reach the Homtini River the rewards are satisfying and you will want to spend some time there. Take dip and swim to the small waterfall upstream. Entrance fees may apply. Only 12 people are allowed at a time. A permit must be obtained from the access gate at the Goudveld Entrance boom. Show more
#5 - Knysna Forest and Millwood Goldfields
Knysna NU, Western Cape, South Africa
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Although very beautiful, Knysna can get very busy at peak times so take a drive the Goudveld Forest and a walk around the old gold mining town of Millwood.Show more