Myponga Reservoir Trail

Walking Trail Facts
5.2 km circuit
45mins - 60mins
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Jogging, Trail Running, Cycling, Mountain Biking
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Myponga Reservoir Trail

About the Walking Trail

The trail follows the edge of the reservoir takes you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation, with a couple of viewing areas along the way.

The trail is a 5.2km walk, including walking out to all lookouts. Without walking to the lookouts, the trail is a 4.4km circuit. Walking anti-clockwise, after Reservoir Lookout (the second reservoir viewing area) the trail loops back to the start via the elevated ground above the reservoir. There are several picnic tables along the trail.

The trail along the reservoir edge is will made and suitable for bikes and prams, although if the reservoir is full there maybe water across the trail. The trail is unsealed, and is a shared-use path for both cyclists and walkers.

Start from either the end of Hansen Road, opposite Smiling Samoyed Brewery, or from Eatts Road.

Trail opening hours

Dates Times
1 October to 31 March 7.30am – 8pm
1 April to 30 September 7.30am – 5pm
Christmas Day, 25 December Closed
Total Fire Ban Days (generally occur between October and April – check on Closed

The trail is also closed during periods of operational activity (the gates will be closed).

Dog walking not permitted

Dogs are not welcome at reservoir reserves as they can carry harmful organisms that can easily contaminate the water and present a risk to the safety of the drinking water. Assistance animals are accepted.


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