Adelaide Hills Trails

Bring your bikes or boots

Trails crisscross the Adelaide Hills and even if you’re only here for a day, you’ll find one to your liking. 

Bushwalking in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Walkers have a big choice, whether it’s exploring the famous Heysen Trail or admiring the scenery between Waterfall Gully and Mount Lofty Summit. Attention cyclists! The Adelaide Hills is a perfect location for cycling.  

The Mawson and Kidman Trails

The Mawson Trail, which meanders through hills, vines and bushland, all the way to the Flinders Ranges, is perfect for mountain bike riders.

The 250 kilometre Kidman Trail takes walkers, cyclists and horse riders along farm routes, dirt roads and forest tracks from the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Clare Valley.

Each of these trails highlights the history of the Adelaide Hills. Twelve kilometres from Adelaide, the Yurrebilla Trail is a cultural and environmental discovery walk. The trail links Belair to Black Hill Conservation Park. 

Heritage and history

Revisit the 1860s and walk the Jupiter Creek heritage trail at Echunga, you’ll see the relics of the region’s gold rush days. Take the Yurridla Aboriginal Trail in Cleland National Park for an Indigenous perspective on the Adelaide Hills’ Dreamtime stories. 

Something more fruity?

If you love food and wine, there are trails to take your Adelaide Hills holiday to another level.

Twelve wine, food and beer producers have designed the Hills Short Wine and Food Trail. It starts in Woodside and finishes in Gumeracha. It’s only a 15 minute drive between each producer. Spend a day or book some accommodation and take your time. There’s also a Cherry Trail - each summer, the Adelaide Hills become “cherry central”.

The Cherry Trail links the region’s orchards. You’re welcome to go to as many as you want and pick as much as you can. 

And wine – of course

There’s a great boutique winery trail which takes you to some of the smaller wineries in the region. Wineries include Ashton, Norton Summit, Summertown and Balhannah.

There are happy trails indeed in the Adelaide Hills. 

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