Following the Flinders Ranges north to Mt Hopeless
The first vision for the Heysen Trail was a trail that followed the spine of the Flinders Ranges from the mid-north town of Crystal Brook in the south to Mt Babbage in the north. The trail was constructed from southern Cape Jervis, following the Flinders Ranges spine north from Crystal Brook, to Parachilna Gorge in the central Flinders Ranges.
Extending the Heysen Trail to Mt Babbage is no longer on the agenda but it is a good destination for wilderness walkers. A page on this website has been made available that collates some of the experiences of those walkers, in order to share this with other walkers seeking to follow the way north.