Hogsback is mostly an outdoor experience, there are some beautiful hiking trails
in the indigenous forest with its waterfalls and clear streams. These trails
vary from short walks to
trails taking 3-4 hours and longer.
Madonna & Child
Hogsback mountains beg to be conquered!
Please help us preserve and maintain our beautiful forests by paying your Hiking
Trail Maintenance and Forest Conservation contribution at the Visitors'
Information Centre. Only R10 per person over
age of 16, for the duration of your stay.
of the hiking trails
of hiking trails
A. No exposure to heights
B. Some mild rock scrambling
C. Moderately exposed
Exhausting & only for the very
D. Very exposed
Steps Falls and Arboretum (15 mins)
easy stroll starts in Oak Avenue (opposite Redcoat Lane) and takes you through
the Arboretum and on to the 39 Steps waterfall.
Arboretum is a garden of trees from all over the world, and includes several
Californian Redwood trees, now well over 100 years old. Trees have markers
showing their botanical and common names.
and Child Falls
and Child falls can be reached via a moderately steep downhill walk from Wolf
Ridge Road (4 km down Wolfridge Rd from the Main Road turn off.) - or by a longer route from Main Road, via
the Big Tree (an 800-year old Yellow
wood) . This route takes you through the indigenous Tyumie forest
and includes the Swallow Tail falls and the Bridal Veil falls
tail top from Wolfridge road
Falls can be reached via several alternative starting points and routes,
depending how long you want the walk to be.
Kettlespout top path
to Tyumie falls & down (3C)
the right conditions - good flow of water, with the wind blowing strongly in the
right direction - the water is blown as much as 5 meters upwards before coming
down in a spray of mist. A spectacular sight.
Circular route 1B,
path to Tor Doone, and Fort Michel (with
a beautiful view from the top of Tor Doone) (2B)
start in the Arboretum opposite Redcoat Lane
a breathtaking view, climb the Hogsback mountains.
1 Amatola section (4D)
lovely walk next
to the Tyumy River with a spectacular view when you reach the top.
Three Waterfall trail.
about 15 km outside Hogsback, this trail is more than worthwhile for the more
hiking trail. Fairly easy, in the forest up to Eco-Shrine, moderately
exposed up to The Bluff.