Welcome to The Hiker Review. The Hiker Review is where I ‘review’ hikes and walks for your leisure. It’s series I’ve always wanted to do, but am only now implementing into Elysian Haze.
It’s no secret, I love hiking, so, it seemed fitting for me to at least attempt this series. And I thought, why not start with a family favourite – the Hale Conservation Park loop.
Hale Conservation Park Loop
Trail distance: 4km loop
Time: 1-2 hours
Suitable for: Walking, hiking, trail running
Hale is located in the Barossa Valley, 2.5km outside of Williamstown on Warren Road. There’s a small car park that sometimes ends up being a free for all (depending on how people decide to park).
The loop itself is a nice 4km loop. It’s not strenuous and I would personally say it’s on the easier side of moderate. However, this all depends on your personal fitness level. On average, I can walk it in an hour to an hour and 10 minutes. The trail is mostly dirt and gravel, however, there are several uneven and undulating areas throughout. It’s nicely signed and updates you every 200 metres.
The best time to hike it is in spring and early winter; however, it is a nice hike all year round. There is a waterfall and creek area, so, if you’re wanting to see water in it, winter is definitely a better option.
As I mentioned earlier, Hale is a personal family favourite as it isn’t too far away from us. If I’m ever looking to go for a hike I tend to end up at Hale.
It’s a nice way to either start or end your day.
If you’re thinking about trying Hale out, I would definitely recommend the loop as it doesn’t take up too much time allowing you to continue your day.
And if you’re looking for more information about Hale, click here to visit Walking SA’s page on Hale.
If you’re interested in seeing the trail in action, watch my little vlog of our Hale hike to see.
Well, there you have it! Hale Conservation Park. It’s such a nice park, and a lovely hike. I highly recommend you explore the trail yourself!