Currawong Ridge, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback Track Loop
Starting from the car park at the intersection of Matthews Road and Scott Creek Road, Dorset Vale, this walk takes you on a circuit around Scott Creek Conservation Park via the Currawong Ridge, Mount Bold Ridge and Shingleback tracks. Scott Creek Conservation Park encompasses some of the most diverse native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills, with dense stringybark forests, steep-sloped valleys and seasonal creeks that provide habitat for an abundance of wildlife and native birds. This relatively easy and straightforward loop begins by entering the stringybark forest along the Bandicoot Track, then ascends steadily along the Currawong Ridge and Cup Gum tracks, offering excellent views of the park. The next few kilometres are fairly flat and easy-going, with the hike following the Mount Bold Ridge Track alongside the road before descending along the Shingleback Track back to the car park. This loop consists of well-signposted fire tracks, suitable for most fitness levels, with some uneven surfaces and moderately steep sections. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.