Porosa Hike

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
3 km circuit
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running, Mountain Biking
Trail Class
Grade 4, Hard Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
Region
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
20 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Porosa Hike

About the Walking Trail

 Porosa Hike

Follows some of the original farm tracks, and a tranquil path through the valley of Cobbler Creek among stately river red gums. Takes in rewarding views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding plains from the hilltop near Teakles Ruin as well as the site of the historic ‘Trevalsa’ homestead.

  • 5.5km, 2 hours return from Smith Road carpark. Takes in the   connector between the main Porosa Hike loop and the Smith Road carpark
  • 3.5km, 1.5 hours return from eastern park entrance along some of Mike Green Trail connector

Other Walks

There are numerous shared-use trails within Cobbler Creek Recreation Park to explore, offering different walk lengths. There are some walkers-only and cyclist-only trails.

Dogs on leads are permitted in the park and Cobbler Creek.

Access the park trails via:

  • the Smith Road carpark
  • carpark at the base of the Grove Way, just up from the Bridge Road intersection
  • the Mike Green Trail on Middleton Crescent, Golden Grove
  • Valour Court, Golden Grove

History

Discover the ruins of one of the area’s first European farms. One of the first Europeans to farm the area was William Pedler, a shoemaker whose trade gave rise to the name Cobbler Creek. The ruins of his farmhouse, Trevalsa, can still be seen on the Porosa Hike and the Ruins Loop. Teakles House is another stone ruin, also on the Porosa Hike, the Ruins Loop and the Valley Circuit.

Downloads

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Photos