About the Walking Trails
The Burnside Walks network is a series of walking and shared-use trails around the hills on the edge of the City of Burnside, in Mount Osmond Reserve, and in adjoining Chambers Gully and Cleland Conservation Park. The trails are all well marked, with regular signs and numbered checkpoints that correspond to the excellent walking map.
Circuit A: Toll Gate Circuit
1hr / 2.2km
A short loop past the Glen Osmond mine chimney, through Danthonia Reserve, looping back through a forested valley and along Gill Terrace.
Circuit B: Wheal Watkins Circuit
1hr / 1.6km
A loop through Wheal Watkins Reserve, a former mining area worked in the 1840s. The trail passes through stands of pine and ecualypt forest, and along a wide fire track in the top section.
Loop of Circuit A and Circuit B
2-3hr / 5.0km
Explore two of the Burnside Walks circuits on this 5.0km loop hike: Circuit A (Toll Gate Circuit) and Circuit B (Wheal Watkins Circuit).
Circuit C: Themeda Circuit
2hr / 3.4km
A walk through Themeda Reserve, Hayward Drive and Mount Osmond Reserve, exploring single track walking trail and wide fire tracks, valleys and ridges.
Circuit D: Beaumont Circuit
2hr / 3.4km
The trail follows a series of narrow switchbacks up the steep hill in to Mount Osmond Reserve, walking the Beaumont Link trail and some of the Pioneer Womens Trail. Options to use the very steep Centre Track, a fire track that intercepts the winding walking trail, as a shortcut.
C + D Circuits
3hr / 5.6km
The many walking trails in Mount Osmond Reserve provide good opportunity to combine walking loops. Options to use the very steep Centre Track, a fire track that intercepts the winding walking trail, as a shortcut.
Circuit E: Sugarloaf Circuit
3hr / 5.8km
A hike through the cool sanctuary of Chambers Gully and Woolshed Gully, with splendid views of the city and coast. Watch out for koalas and kangaroos.
Mount Osmond Road walking trail
1hr / 2.7km
The single walking trail follows Mount Osmond Road, past Mount Osmond Golf Course. In the north the trail is well separated from the road, but as it heads further south it turns in to more footpath, and towards Danthonia Reserve becomes increasingly just walking on the road, or narrowly walking beside the guard rail.
Waterfall Gully Road Walking Trail
1hr / 2.5km
The walking trail along the road can be used as an alternative way to access the Mount Lofty walking trails. A pleasant walk, initially on its own separate path, but eventually on a roadside footpath. The trail walks through forest and past native wetlands.
Longer Loop of Burnside Walks, A, B, C + D circuits
Explore the many walking trails in the Burnside Walks and Mount Osmond Reserve. An 11km hike through stands of pine and eucalypt forest, along single walking trail, shared trails, fire tracks, and some roadside walking.