Bushwalks Close to the City for Evening Walks

Now that daylight savings has started, short after-work bushwalks are a good evening activity.

We’ve compiled a list of short hikes which are close to Adelaide.

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Here’s a Selection of Short After-Work Bushwalks

Lynton Reserve and Sleeps Hill Reserve Loop

Lynton Reserve and Sleeps Hill Reserve Loop

5.7km, 2 hours return

A loop walk through the Lynton Reserve and Sleeps Hill Reserve walking trails. The park borders the Adelaide Plains and Belair, providing for some good climbs, city views, and walking through intact Grey Box grassy woodlands.


Black Hill Summit Hike

Black Hill Summit Hike

4.2km, 2 hours

An excellent short circuit hike through Black Hill Conservation Park to the summit of Black Hill. The trail is mostly narrow walking track, with some fire track at the top. Views over the Adelaide Plains.


Morialta Falls Plateau Hike

Morialta Falls Plateau Hike

4.1km, 1.5-2 hours

Steep 4.1km walk offers spectacular views of Morialta Gorge’s towering cliffs and the First Falls, which flow in winter and autumn.


Seaview Loop, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Seaview Loop, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

2.2km, 1 hour

A loop walk along the wide fire-track which takes in superb views over the Adelaide Plains and of the coast. Great trail for walking the dog.


Onkaparinga Gorge Loop Trail and Lookout, Sundews Ridge Hike

Onkaparinga Gorge Loop Trail and Lookout, Sundews Ridge Hike

5km, 2 hours return

Take a short hike to view the rocky outcrops and meandering river from the Sundews Lookout. From the book 12 More Walks in the Onkaparinga River National and Recreation Park.


Sugarloaf Circuit

Sugarloaf Circuit

5.8km, 2-3 hours

The Sugarloaf Circuit hike is a 3 hour, 5.8km circuit through the cool sanctuary of Chambers Gully and Woolshed Gully, with splendid views of the city and coast. Watch out for koalas and kangaroos.


Anstey Hill Loop

Anstey Hill Loop

7.5km, 2-3 hours

This 7.5km loop walk around Ansteys Hill Recreation Park includes some steep climbs, superb views over the Adelaide Plains, some of the wildlife of the park, and the ruins of Newmans Nursery.