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Following the bushfire in Wirrabara Forest in early May 2012, the following info is an update on the Heysen Trail conditions through the area.
1) The main north-south Heysen Trail along the ridge and the Go-Cart Track is open.
2) The spur trail, along the Apricot Track, is temporarily closed due to fire damage. This spur track heads east down from the main Trail on the ridge. The trail is extensively damaged and will be re-marked by ARPA. Forestry SA will conduct a logging operation to remove burnt pine trees.
3) The spur trail beyond the Old Nursery to Ippinitchie Campground is no longer marked. The Old Nursery is now the trailhead for this spur. Both the YHA and Ippinitchie Campground facilities can be used by hikers, but are no longer on the marked trail.
Conditions have changed following January 2014 bushfire, please refer to the reroute notice: Trail Closure through Wirrabara Forest due to Bushfire Damage, February 2014
View all re-routes for the 2010 Northern Guidebook, 2nd Edition