Spring is near: Explore new places to hike

Spring is near, Explore new places to hike

Spring feels like it’s in the wind. Days are getting longer. Is it time to explore to some new places to hike?

There are 80 trails and hikes in our Find a Place to Walk directory. We’ve recently added 50 new entries.

Here’s a short selection of great hikes

Sturt Gorge Loop

Sturt Gorge Loop

3 hours, 7 km loop

A walk along the River Trail in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. See a Kaurna camp oven in a small cave in a cliff. The trail climbs out of the Gorge giving views over the Adelaide Plains.

Easily done with public transport.


Hidden Gorge, Mambray Creek

Hidden Gorge Hike, Mambray Creek

7 hours return, 18km circuit bushwalk

Camping options for tents, cars and caravans at the trailhead at Mambray Creek. Extend the walk over several days by carrying your tent and camping at Hidden Gorge Campsite.


Loop Walk around Mount Lofty on the Heysen Trail

Loop Walk around Mount Lofty on the Heysen Trail

3-4 hours, 7.5 km loop

Experience a Heysen Trail highlight: summit of Mt Lofty, quaint cottages and Piccadilly Valley, Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens & forests of Cleland Conservation Park.

Easily done with public transport.


Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, from the Bluff

Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, from the Bluff

3.4km, 2 hours return

This trail goes from the Bluff, past Petrel Cove to Kings Beach, connecting with the Heysen Trail. A dog and child friendly walk. Watch out for dolphins and whales off shore. Extend the hike by walking on further on the Heysen Trail to Waitpinga Cliffs, or by starting the trail in central Victor Harbor.