Named after a past member, Max Holbrook Walking Trail was established by the Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek as one of the two walking trails at Carrick Hill. This trail begins from the car park and takes you to the top of Brownhill. It weaves through native bushland, and you can reach the trig point on the summit in about 25 minutes. But, do be mindful that the track is fairly steep. At the top, however, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Adelaide plains and Gulf St Vincent.
The native bushland consists of approximately 20 hectares of natural Grey Box grassy woodland, which has survived the impact of land-clearing throughout the years. It is an open forest with eucalyptus, wattle, native cherry, native apricot, orchids, lilies and ferns.
Considerable efforts have been made by volunteers to restore the bushland. And, in order to protect its native wildlife, neither dogs nor bikes are permitted on the trail. Several species of birds, as well as kangaroos, echidnas and koalas, all live in the area.
The trig point on the summit was one of the survey points used by Colonel Light to examine and construct the plan for the city of Adelaide back in 1838. As you will discover, the view from the summit is simply spectacular. Don't forget your camera!