Starting from the end of Mount George Road, Mount George Conservation Park, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of Mount George via the Ridge Trail. Gate 5 in the wired fence is located next to a shed. Walk through the gate to start your walk. There’s plenty of wildlife in the park, so be on the lookout and see what you can spot. There’s a lookout near the summit with views over the area. There are some rocky sections and narrow tracks along the way. This hike has a gentle gradient, 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.
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 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 710 m
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 Mount George Ridge Trail Circuit.....
Directions & comments
After 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m turn sharp left, to head along Ridge Trail.
The "GATE:5" may seem locked, but it isn't.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Trail.
After another 860 m pass the "Mount George" (135 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip to Mount George, providing you with magnificent views over Bridgewater to Mount Lofty. 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 250 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Trail.
After another 335 m continue straight, 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 continue straight, to head along Mount George Road.
After another 80 m come to the end.
About 60 m past the end is a shelter.
About 15 m past the end is a car park.
A side trip to Mount George, providing you with magnificent views over Bridgewater to Mount Lofty.
Directions & comments
Continue another 145 m to find Mount George at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 145 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount George Ridge Trail Circuit
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)