Mount Lofty Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leawood Gardens, South Australia, Australia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,568 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A fantastic network of walking trails introduce you to the diverse native wildlife, cultural heritage and spectacular views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounds. You can also ride your bike on roads open to the public or use the shared use trails within the park. The flora on the higher slopes is predominantly stringybark forest with a complex understorey of small trees and shrubs. The lower woodlands on the northern side of the park contain significant stands of blue gums and manna gum which give way to open grasslands.

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25 days ago

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rocky
2 months ago

The trail is very well sign posted. It’s best to do it in the morning during summer time. Overall difficulty is easy, with some moderately steep parts. It’s possible to run in some parts on the way up and run back down the whole way. Round trip just over 1h for trained runners. Water recommended (500ml), and windproof jacket for the top.

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10 months ago

Attempted Mt Lofty summit but direct track closed and started raining

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11 months ago

Picked a perfect morning to hike to the summit (8/6/19). Trail was easy to follow - loved the view from the Summit. all in all, just shy of 90 mins to reach the top and 45-50 mins on the decend (lots of groups in both directions) 10/10 will do again!!

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11 months ago

A short one with the kids, next time, the full hike.

Wed Jan 02 2019

First time hiker! People recommended this track as I am a beginner! It took me about 1.2 hours to complete with many breaks but once you reach the top there's a great sense of achievement! the last 2k is the killer!

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Sat Oct 13 2018

Great average hike for rookie hikers. Amazing sense of achievement when reaching the top. Hike takes about 1.5 hours one way. Highly recommend.

Mon Oct 01 2018

It’s been the favourite for many years now. In terms of fitness, I have seen the results come real quick while I was doing it every week.

Sun Sep 09 2018

fantastic one!

Sun May 20 2018

Good walk

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Fri Apr 20 2018

When I was there the trail was under construction so I missed some of the waterfall action and the detours were in the sun :( Still a nice trip and the top is cute with a gift shop and cafe.

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