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Two New Trails Open in Second Valley Forest

The Wilampa Trail & Jones Journey multiuse trails were officially opened by Forestry SA & The District Council of Yankalilla on the 9th December 2021.

Whether you are a walker, bike rider, horse rider or pooch walker you are going to love both of these 7km trails.

The Trails are located in the Second valley Forest Reserve and can be accessed from Bedlam Flat Road near the corner of Range Road, Delamere. 

Wilampa Trail

Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, this multi-use loop trail recognises traditional owners, the Kaurna people. The name 'Wilampa' comes from Kaurna language meaning 'black cockatoo with yellow or white feathers', in recognition of the endangered Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo known to inhabit the forest and feed on the seeds of pinecones. Starting at gate BF12 off Bedlam Flat Road, the trail traverses a network of fire tracks through pine plantation and a mixture of hardwood species. Sections of the trail follow the creek line and passes the Second Valley Forest depot and historic sheep yards.

Distance: 7 km return.

Time: allow 2 hours to walk or 1 hour to ride the whole trail.

Jones Journey

Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, this multi-use loop trail is named after the Jones family, who have a long and illustrious association with the forestry department, with over four generations of service predominately in Second Valley Forest. Starting at gate JO2 off Bedlam Flat Road, the trail traverses a network of fire tracks through pine plantation. Keep an eye out for soaring Wedge Tailed Eagles along the way. The trail includes good views of the surrounding farmland and Fleurieu coast.

Distance: 7 km return.

Time: allow 2 hours to walk or 1 hour to ride the whole trail.

These two new trails make up the first formalised trail network within the Second Valley Forest, providing new recreational opportunities and increased access to the forest.

The new visitor carpark has been established off Bedlam Flat Road thanks to the District Council of Yankalilla, providing parking and a turn around point for horse floats.

For more information on the history of forestry and the timber industry stop in the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre home of the Yankalilla & Districts Historical Museum and view the Jones Collection at 163 Main South Road Yankalilla.

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