The Lavender Federation Trail (LFT) is a linear walking trail through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges.Beginning at Murray Bridge it travels through the Barossa, Mid North and the Clare Valley regions to Clare.
The trail’s serpentine course takes it into the townships of Murray Bridge, Tungkillo, Dutton, Eudunda, Waterloo, Manoora, Mintaro, Watervale and Clare. Loop trails are accessed from Tungkillo, Mt Pleasant, Springton, Eden Valley, Moculta and Point Pass.
Spur trails connect to Callington, Keyneton, Truro and Robertstown. The Sanderston Trail links the LFT at South Rhine via the Springton Loop Trail with Saunders Gorge
The main trail is 325 kilometers with connecting trails providing an additional 150 km.
The LFT intersects with the Murray Coorong, Kidman, Mawson, Heysen and Riesling Trails and links to trails within the Kinchina Conservation Park at Monarto.
Some of the more spectacular sections are spectacular steep rugged gorges in Rocky Gully, glimpses of exotic animals at Monarto Zoo, Mount Beevor 360 views, permanent water gorges between Truro & Dutton, wind turbines near Waterloo and St Vincent Gulf views from Mintaro to Clare.
Six maps cover the main and connecting trails.
A mountain bike version of the LFT, the M2C Trail, avoids areas not available to bikes.
The web site www.lavenderfederationtrail.org.au has details of map outlets and additional trail information.