Little Para Linear Park (Lower) – Happy Home Reserve to Port Wakefield Road

Walking Route Facts
9.6 km circuit
1h 45m
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Cycling
Adelaide City & Suburbs
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Little Para Linear Park (Lower) – Happy Home Reserve to Port Wakefield Road

About the Walking Route

A beautiful and easy long walk alongside the Little Para River in dappled shade cast by the ancient River Red Gums all along the way.

The walk is following the Little Para River Trail, and the network of trails along Little Para Linear Park (Lower). The loop we are detailing is not marked with signpost arrows, but rather a suggested route for you to find your own way. Keep the river on your right and you can’t get lost. There are many points to cross the river over footbridges and complete shorter loops if desired. The trail is well signposted with regular boards detailing connecting roads and nearby facilities.

Start the walk at the Happy Home Reserve in Salisbury. This is the Salisbury Recreation Precinct and has tennis courts, a swimming pool, and exercise equipment. Head west, away from the swim center, following the bitumen path on the south of the river, keeping the river on your right. The walk passes through Strowan Park, past the Little Para Golf Course, crosses Burton Road and Kings Road and through Greentree Park and Hausler Reserve to Port Wakefield Road. Underpasses enable safe crossing of the main roads. At Port Wakefield Road, cross the river and keep the river on your right all the way back. The path north of the river is not bitumen and is sometimes dirt and sometimes gravel. The paths are well maintained.

Parts of the park are accessible to wheelchairs, particularly the bitumen paths on the southern side of the river.

You can access the walk by public transport:

  • By train, a 700m walk from Salisbury Station to Happy Home Reserve
  • By bus, from Stop 50A Waterloo Corner Rd, walking 200m to Happy Home Reserve

Pedestrians, cyclists and pets on leashes are all welcome to use the trails. Please allow space for all users.

Download the excellent map from the City of Salisbury, that shows all the trails within the Little Para Trail network, including access points, trail reserves and facilities.

Explore more of the Little Para River Trail on the Carisbrooke Park to Jenkins Reserve loop, or the whole Little Para River Trail.


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