Starting from Blackfellows Creek Road, Yundi, this walk takes you on a circuit past the summit of Mount Magnificent via the Heysen Trail and Mount Magnificent Road. Entering Mount Magnificent Conservation Park along the Heysen Trail, this hike follows a well-worn grassy trail through the forest up to the summit of Mount Magnificent. Keep a lookout for western grey kangaroos along the way. The summit provides spectacular views over the lush green countryside and surrounding farmland, as far as Lake Alexandrina. It's a short climb to the 380 metre summit, requiring a moderate level of fitness, particularly on the last section that is very steep and involves some scrambling over loose rocks. The trail is well marked, but the section along Mount Magnificent Road has no formal trail. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn slight left onto Blackfellows Creek Road and drive for another 2.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Blackfellows Creek Road(2.20km northeast of the intersection with Enterprise Road), head towards the green “Mt. Magnificent Conservation Park” signpost. As you’re facing the said signpost, head towards the formed dirt track(Heysen Trail) to its right. Join the Heysen Trail which is marked with directional signposts, moving directly away from Blackfellows Creek Road. Follow the directional signposts which have red arrows to guide you better through the woodland to continue along Mount Magnificent Summit Loop.....
Directions & comments
After another 750 m veer left.
After another 520 m turn sharp right, to head along Mount Magnificent Road.
After another 830 m (at the intersection of Mt Magnificent Walking Trail & Mount Magnificent Road) turn right, to head along Mt Magnificent Walking Trail (a walking track).
After another 125 m head down the very steep (33% ~ 18.3°) earthen incline (about 20 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you the summit, where you can get some great views of the landscape. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Keep right and continue straigh as you come back from the summit.
After another 530 m veer left.
After another 750 m come to the end.
This little side trip takes you the summit, where you can get some great views of the landscape.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Mt Magnificent Walking Trail.
Then head down the very steep (33% ~ 18.3°) earthen incline
Continue another 65 m to find Mount Magnificent at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Magnificent Summit Loop
1 h to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)