Heysen Trail re-opens with close of Fire Danger Season

The entire length of the Heysen Trail re-opens tomorrow following the conclusion of the Fire Danger Season in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North and Flinders Fire Ban Districts.

The northern half of the trail, from Wirrabara, did not open as usual on April 15, as the dates for the Flinders Ranges Fire Ban District had been extended to April 30.

The trail will will remain open until November 2015 when the 2015/16 summer Fire Danger Season begins.

Two small sections of the Trail are currently closed following the January Sampson Flat Fire:

  1. from Cudlee Creek through to Checker Hill Road (Southern Guide, map 3.7, or map 2C Stone Hut Road to Tower Hill on the new mapsheet)
  2. from Mewett Road to Watts Gully Road (Southern Guide, map 3.8, or map 2C Stone Hut Road to Tower Hill on the new mapsheet)

Planning work with stakeholders is well progressed, and we anticipate the re-route will be mapped and marked towards the of May. We will post information about the temporary re-route shortly.

During this fringe period, we remind hikers to be vigilant. A Total Fire Ban may still be declared on selected days over coming weeks.

View more information about how the Fire Danger Season affects the Heysen Trail.

View the CFS media release about Fire Danger Season confirming the conclusion of the Fire Danger Season.