Pioneer Women's Trail

6 h, 10 h to 2 days
3 h to 5 h 30 min

24.4 km

↑ 642 m
↓ -771 m

Hard track
Starting from the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden on Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf, this walk takes you to Beaumont via the Pioneer Women's Trail. Experience the amazing journeys undertaken by the Prussian Lutheran women and girls who walked from Hahndorf to Adelaide, carrying fresh produce for the hungry townsfolk during the early years of European settlement. The Pioneer Women's Trail honours these women, for they were instrumental in saving the young colony of South Australia from starvation. The walk follows country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a beautiful section of the Adelaide Hills, passing historic buildings, deciduous trees and native bushland, with interpretive signs detailing the area's history along the way. The walk initially crosses the Onkaparinga River before joining the official trail at Verdun, then winds through Bridgewater and follows Cox Creek past the historic Old Bridgewater Mill. After traversing Mount George Conservation Park, the trail passes the Stirling Golf Club and heads through Stirling, a picturesque village with many cafés, restaurants and boutique shops. The trail continues through Crafers and Cleland Conservation Park, then follows the Old Bullock Track, emerging to stunning city views before descending to the historic Beaumont House. This walk consists of wide and narrow, gently undulating walking trails, fire tracks and roads, with uneven natural surfaces, compacted natural surfaces and sealed surfaces, suitable for moderate fitness levels, and can be done in either direction. 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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