Warmer days don’t necessarily mean there are no opportunities for walking. Why not try a shorter hike, and start off early in the morning.
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Explore more walks in the 150 walks in our Find a Place to Walk directory.
Seven Great Hikes for Warm Days
Wirraparinga Trail Loop, Brownhill Creek
5.4km, 2 hours
The Wirraparinga Trail Loop meanders along the Brownhill Creek valley, through Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. A narrow creek flows through the steep-sided valley, with majestic river red gums, some more than 300 years old.
Measday Hike, Cleland National Park
4.8km, 2 hours
Venture into the southern-most parts of the park, along this secluded track. Enjoy views over the gully below from the well-made track before plunging down to explore it at ground level.
Valley Loop Hike, Belair National Park
3km, 1 hour
Follows the forested banks and lower slopes of Minnow Creek and passes the Railway Dam, with ducks and seating. The trail is suitable for most strollers.
River Red Gum Loop, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park
2.3km, 1 hour
Explore the river red gums and wildlife along Viaduct Creek on this loop walk. A wide well-made trail suitable for prams which is shared with beginner-level cyclists.
Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk, Anstey Hill Recreation Park
3km, 1 hour return
A walk along Water Gully to the ruins of Newsmans Nursery. Established in 1854, the extensive nursery ruins were once the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere.
Aldgate Valley Nature Walk
13.6km, 3.5 hour return
A walking trail connecting a series of nature reserves and some quiet country lane walking. The reserves and native bushland are home to Southern Brown Bandicoots, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and koalas.
Hallett Cove Boardwalk / Marion Coastal Walking Trail
A clifftop boardwalk along the rocky coastline between Marino and Hallett Cove. There are lots of options as to how long to make this walk.