Devil's Nose, Lizard Rock and Hissey Circuit

3 h to 4 h 30 min
1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min

9.8 km

↑ 289 m
↓ -289 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Devil's Nose Track carpark on Para Wirra Drive, Para Wirra Conservation Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Devil's Nose, Quarry and Knob tracks. This hike extends the Devil's Nose Hike from a return 5.0km to a 10.5km circuit hike by including the Lizard Rock Nature Walk and the Hissey Walk. Descend towards the South Para River at the northern end of this hike, and glimpse views of the unique sandstone outcrop of Devil's Nose from below as you head towards the lookout. From the lookout atop Devil's Nose there are stunning views towards Gawler and the South Para River gorge. After enjoying the views, take the Quarry Track through a landscape dotted with old gold mining shafts and tunnels. Take care when walking in this area. The trail ascends gradually towards the small rounded hill of the Knob, where you'll find picnic tables nestled in peaceful surroundings. From the Knob, the trail goes past North Oval and along the Lizard Rock Nature Walk. This scenic walk takes you through stands of Pink Gum, Golden Wattle and Native Cranberry to a large granite outcrop known as Kadno or Lizard Rock, that provides views into the valley of Wild Dog Creek. Following Wild Dog Creek upstream, the hike ends with the Hissey Walk along the edge of the lake, leading back to the carpark. 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.
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