Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Park of the Month for March 2020.
The gorge offers a variety of walking experiences. Escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city and suburbs by venturing into Sturt Gorge, following the river or some of the higher trails. There are 19 marked trails in the park and adjacent Craigburn Farm Shared Trails network, with another half dozen in the adjacent Mitcham Trail Network (Zone 4, Blackwood Hill Reserve).
Most of these trails are linear or return trails, we’ve outlined two of the trails and four walking loop routes:
Walking Trails and Loops in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park and Craigburn Farms Shared Trails network
Lake View Trail (Craigburn Farm)
1.2km, 30 mins, moderate hike
Enjoy a stroll around the lake in the Craigburn Farms Shared Trails network in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. Start from the trailhead on Bonython Way, Craigburn Farm, and follow the Lakeside Trail (marked with blue markers), walking downhill towards the lake, then following the loop around the lake.
Whilst we have displayed the pram-friendly icon, please note that it is a uphill on the return leg back to the trailhead.
It’s possible to get to the trailhead by public transport, by Adelaide Metro bus from Grand Boulevard, Craigburn Farm, which is a 1km walk east of the trailhead, or by Adelaide Metro train from Coromandel Railway Station, which is a 1.8km along pathways and some of trails in the Mitcham Trail Network.