New Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail Official Opening | Steub Trail | 10 Oct 2020

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Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)

Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park Officially Opened

Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on its way to Mount Lofty Summit.

The trail was designed to provide an alternative for families with small children or people with reduced mobility to travel between the two sites without having to walk along the steeper Waterfall Gully Trail.

The project was made possible thanks to a $550,000 bequest from Ludwig Reinwald Steub to Cleland Conservation Park. 

The shared-use trail has been designed with gentle, low-gradient access making it possible for those with reduced mobility to reach the summit without having to use the steeper Waterfall Gully trail.

Keep a watch out for bandicoots, echidnas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and kangaroos. Enjoy views over the southern ridges of the park and out to the Adelaide plains.

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Section of the Steub Trail – new trail constructed, leading off of fire track. Gentle gradients, consistent width path suitable for walking, prams, running and riding. (Credit: Walking SA)

Fast Facts:

  • The return trail is 7.7 kilometres long and will take around three hours to travel.
  • Prams, bikes and people can all access the trail.
  • Native animals such as bandicoots, echidnas, yellow-tailed cockatoos and kangaroos have all been spotted on the trail.
  • The trail is surfaced with approximately 450 cubic metres of recycled asphalt material, reclaimed from roads, pavements and car parks.
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The Steub Trail has plenty of switchbacks, which means gentle gradients suitable for walking, prams, running and riding (Credit: Walking SA)

All Images via: Walking SA

Thanks to SixFootSix MTB for the footage:

READ OUR REVIEW OF THE UPDATED TARIL FROM WATERFALL GULLY TO MT LOFTY SUMMIT

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Premier’s website or the Walking SA website

What:  New Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail (Steub Trail)

When:   Officially Opened Saturday 10 October 2020

Where: From Cleland Wildlife Park to Mount Lofty Summit (see map here)

Who:  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Walking SA

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