Mount Lofty Circuit incorporates mainly fire tracks on the outskirts of Cleland Conservation Park. The hiking trail rewards you with stunning views over Adelaide City. Starting at Chambers Gully ,the walk follows the Long Ridge Track, then Perimeter Track before climbing to Mount Lofty Summit. The Obelisk at Mount Lofty Summit was built in 1885 as a trigonometric survey monument.
Enjoy lunch, coffee at Mount Lofty before returning to the trail. Walking down the Waterfall Gully track, ignore first Heysen trail junction as it takes you to Mt. Lofty Botanic garden. Turn left at the second junction on Heysen trail; continue on Chinaman Hut Track towards Mount Barker Road, turning right on the Old Bullock Track. Following Centre Track after a steep descent will turn right to exit Mount Osmond reserve. Turn left on Waterfall Gully Road back to starting point.
Distance: 19.2 km
Climb: 660 m
Time: 5- 5.5 hours
Season: All. Take extra care in summer, have enough water, good footwear.
Starting point: Park the car at Chambers Gully off Waterfall Gully Road.
How to get there: From Greenhill Road, turn right at roundabout on Glynburn Road, left on Waterfall Terrace then right on Waterfall Gully Road.