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Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion (Walks 37&38)

Sat 14 to Sun 15 Sep 2024

Walk name/location
Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion (Walks 37&38)
Walk grade
End-to-End 15

Please note these walks are being done out of order

Walk 38 – Saturday – Bowman Park to Mt Zion: Following the closure of the trail along the Crystal Brook, north of Bowman Park, this section now commences with a road walk continuing along Bowman Park Road past Bowman Park, turning north east along Huddleston Road. The Trail then turns north up Head Road, continuing until Pipeline Road, which it then follows until reaching Head Road and following that to the Wilkins Highway and Hughes Gap. After Hughes Gap the Trail meets the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges and the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

Walk 37 – Sunday  – Locks Ruin to Bowman Park: An easy walk, predominantly along roads and road reserves, this section takes us through the town of Crystal Brook, then follows the Crystal Brook itself to historic Bowman Park.

Walk Difficulty – The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Saturday 14 September 2024
Sunday 15 September 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Andrea Gillin
Maria Bootle
Lyn Wood
Lance Perryman
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Meeting Location

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Meeting location documents
  • Document withheld: Walk 37 ...
  • Document withheld: Walk 38 ...

Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $50.00


Risks (Saturday)


Risks (Sunday)

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Crystal Brook
  2. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  4. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  4. Flairville on Heysen
  5. Georgetown Hotel