Aldgate Valley Nature Walk

Walking Trail Facts
14 km return
3.5 hour return
Suitable for
Hiking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Trail Running
Adelaide Hills
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Aldgate Valley Nature Walk

About the Walking Trail

Aldgate Valley Nature Walk map and brochureA walking trail connecting a series of nature reserves and some quiet country lane walking. The walk begins at Mylor, walking through the Mylor Parklands, then traversing the Aldgate Valley native bushland, Kyle Road Nature Reserve, Nurrutti Reserve and Aldgate Valley Reserve. The reserves and native bushland are home to Southern Brown Bandicoots, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and koalas.

Bandicoots are shy creatures, and hard to spot in the wild, but they can be sometimes be seen coming out to forage, particularly in the evening.

This 7km trail (14km return) can be started at either end, in Aldgate or Mylor. Why not combine with a cafe, with the Aldgate Pump Hotel and Aldgate cafes at one end and the Harvest Cafe in Mylor at the other. Near the Mylor trailhead there is a playground.

Aldgate Valley Nature Trail links the townships of Mylor and Aldgate via a mostly off road trail. This linear trail begins (or ends) in Mylor and takes the walker through Mylor Bushland Park, whilst cyclists use the footpath on the side of Stock Road to meet up with the main trail before it crosses Stock Road and heads north. Following the markers, trail users use Bandicoot Lane, Kyle Road and Shanks Road where again, cyclists are required to follow the road rather than go through Aldgate Valley Reserve. Cyclists will meet up again with the main trail on Aldgate Valley Road where users follow Blackwood Lane and Cambridge Road. Some road verge single track makes for interesting walking and bike riding for all ages through this area. The trail hits Strathalbyn Road where the remainder of the trail follows the footpath into Aldgate.

Aldgate Valley Nature Walk is clearly marked with arrows at regular intervalsThe walk is very clearly marked with the walk emblem on regular posts.  There is no need to map read.

Paper trail brochures can usually be found at the trailhead in Mylor and Aldgate.

The trail and bushland rehabilitation is the work of the Aldgate Valley Landcare Group.

Difficulty level: Class 3 Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

This is a mostly shared use trail using footpaths and road verges, however bikes are NOT permitted in the Mylor Parklands or through Aldgate Valley Reserve. Alternative routes are available for bikes in these locations.

The trail can be divided into two sections:

  • Mylor to Aldgate Valley Reserve: walkers only (narrow path through sensitive bushland, rocky and steep in places)
  • Aldgate Valley Reserve to Aldgate: open to walkers, cyclists and dogs on leashes (footpaths, gravel roads and wide tracks)

Extend the Hike

Extend this hike by making it a loop hike and returning on the Heysen Trail through Mylor Conservation Park.


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