Mount George and Stirling Golf Club Circuit

2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min

6.8 km
circuit

↑ 285 m
↓ -285 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Mount George Road, Mount George Conservation Park, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of Mount George and around the Stirling Golf Club. The first section of this hike follows the Lewis Fire track and Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount George. A nearby rocky outcrop has a magnificent lookout with views over Bridgewater to Mount Lofty. When you complete the Mount George circuit, the walk takes you around the Stirling Golf Club, regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in South Australia. A large section of this walk leads along a road contouring the golf course, with no dedicated footpath. Overall, this hike has gentle gradients, clear signage and mostly well-formed tracks, suitable for most ages and fitness levels. 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.9981243,138.7520302)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Eastern Freeway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 710 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn slight left onto Worden Road and drive for another 850 m
  • Turn left onto Muller Road and drive for another 640 m
  • Turn left onto Mount George Road and drive for another 770 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting 100 metres before the end of Mount George Road, head towards the metal pole with a blue “FIRE WATER” sign on it. Standing next to it, head towards the direction that the sign on the pole is pointing to. Follow the dirt path as it veers right and leads you to the gate(to your left) with a “GATE:5” sign on it. Go through the personal access gate and follow the trail towards the wooden “Mt George Conservation Park” signpost on your right. Afterwards, veer left as the trail comes to an intersection to continue along the Mount George and Stirling Golf Club Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m turn sharp left, to head along Ridge Trail.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Trail.
After another 860 m pass the "Mount George" (135 m on your left).
After another 250 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A recommended side trip to the summit of Mount George. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Lewis Firetrack.
After another 410 m turn left, to head along Lewis Firetrack.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 315 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Mount George Road & Ridge Trail turn left (a walking track).
After another 75 m turn sharp right.
After another 100 m pass the shelter (15 m on your right).
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Heysen Trail & Cascade Trail) turn left, to head along Cascade Trail.
After another 265 m (at the intersection of Timber Cutters Trail Track & Leah Firetrack) continue straight, to head along Leah Firetrack.
After another 420 m (at the intersection of Golflinks Road & Leah Firetrack) turn right, to head along Golflinks Road (a residential road).
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Golflinks Road & Hoylake Avenue) continue straight, to head along Golflinks Road.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Golflinks Road & Golflinks Close) continue straight, to head along Golflinks Road.
After another 290 m (at the intersection of Old Carey Gully Road & Golflinks Road) turn right, to head along Old Carey Gully Road (a highway|tertiary).
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Old Carey Gully Road & Spring Gully Road) continue straight, to head along Old Carey Gully Road.
After another 210 m come to the "Woodhouse Scout Activity Centre".
Campsite managed byScouts Australia (SA Branch).
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Old Carey Gully Road & Davenport Road) turn right, to head along Davenport Road (a vehicle track).
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Davenport Road.
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Heysen Trail & Foreman Firetrack) veer right, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 310 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Timber Cutters Trail Track & Heysen Trail) continue straight, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Cascade Trail & Heysen Trail) veer left, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 150 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 230 m turn sharp left.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Ridge Trail & Mount George Road) veer left, to head along Mount George Road (a vehicle track).
After another 80 m come to the end.

A recommended side trip to the summit of Mount George.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 135 m to find Mount George at the end.
"Mount George".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 135 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Mount George and Stirling Golf Club Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.8 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 4.6 km from the start.

Shelter: There is one 2.6 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
2.6 km[shelter]
Camp site
4.6 kmWoodhouse Scout Activity Centre
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