Set in Cleland National Park in South Australia, this is a great trail for novice hikers looking to get some more hiking experience as well as families with small mobile children; not too many ups and downs! Near the town of Waterfall Gully, the trail is part of the Burnside Walks network, a number of trails around the hills next to the city of Burnside in Mount Osmond Reserve.
Well marked throughout and easy to navigate, the trail gives great views of the city of Adelaide (from a short sidetrack) and the coast. Beginning and ending in the car park at Chambers Gully, off of the Waterfall Gully Road, it is less than an hour's drive from Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia making it a popular destination and so the small car park can get full quickly.
The trail is just over 3.5 miles and is best walked in a clockwise direction and will take around two and a half hours to complete, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables; for more info, click here
. In the cool sanctuary of Chambers Gully, look out for sleeping koalas and kangaroos as well as the amazing lyrebird, a ground-dwelling bird native to Australia. It is rated as being of medium difficulty, for more information on how we grade trails, please click here
. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.