With the days getting warmer, and longer, there’s no better time to lace up your shoes and explore some of Adelaide’s gorgeous walking trails.
It’s a great way to decompress from the busyness of life, get some exercise and soak up that vitamin D from the sunshine!
We’ve asked the team for some of their favourite walking trails and compiled them here to help you plan your next adventure.
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park – Bec
Just 20 minutes from the city, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is Bec’s favourite local walking trail. More than just scenic stroll, and park’s home to a bike route, a BMX jumps track, a horse riding area and an archery club.
Close to home for Bec, she loves the breathtaking views it offers of the city, the ocean and the hills, as well as all the vividly coloured flowers and the grand, old eucalyptus trees. Bec says the park’s a great to get her kids Maya and Leo out of the house and relaxing in nature.
Hallett Cove Boardwalk – Samara
Samara’s favourite walking trail offers breathtaking views of Adelaide’s coastline, from the rocky cliffs and golden beaches to the bright blue water and exposed reefs.
She says the Hallett Cove Boardwalk can be a bit unpredictable as it follows the natural terrain, changing from dirt to boardwalk, while taking in A LOT of stairs!
If you’re lucky, you might even see some of the local marine life swimming by.
Brownhill Creek – Silvia
A short trip from home, Silvia says Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek offers a haven from the city, with a river meandering through the valley, surrounded by huge red gum trees.
There’s fun to be had for kids too – the walk isn’t too difficult and Mia loves tagging along to climb the enormous trees that have fallen and now rest alongside the creek bed.
For horse riders, there’s a gated training area and track too.
Michael Perry Botanic Reserve – Amy
Winding along Second Creek, via Burnside and Stonyfell, Amy says her favourite walking trail Michael Perry Botanic Reserve is perfect for a hot summer’s day because the large trees offer a lot of shade from the sun.
Volunteers recently undertook regenerative planting of trees throughout the area.
Amy says the walking trail isn’t too challenging to complete and is a good way to get her boys out of the house during the school holidays.
Pioneer Women’s Trail – Kate
Kate’s favourite walking trail begins in Hahndorf, runs through the Adelaide Hills, and finishes in the city fringe at Beaumont. At more than 20km long, there’s lots of different spots to take in over multiple visits.
Kate likes this trail because it runs through a number of national parks and the small towns of Bridgewater and Stirling, while she says she’s also drawn to its rich history – honouring the pioneering women who used the trail in the 1800s to carry vegetables and dairy products from the Hills into the city to sell.