River Torrens Linear Trail, West Beach to Adelaide CBD to Athelstone

child friendly
dog friendly
drinking water
mobile phone reception
picnic spot
seating available
stroller friendly
toilets
Access available by Bus
Access available by Car
Access available by Train
Access available by Tram
Rating
Easy
Duration
Full day
Route Style
Circuit
Length
35
km
Terrain
Flat

About the walk contributor...

Walking SA

walkingsa.org.au

Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.

The trail follows 30km of river from Athelstone, where the Torrens emerges from the Adelaide Hills, through to Adelaide CBD, and to the river mouth at West Beach/Henley Beach.

Lined with River Red Gums and reed  beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. With numerous playgrounds, picnic spots, duck-feeding spots and toilets along the route, the trail can be enjoyed by everyone.

Walk a section of the trail as a circuit by walking down one side of the river, and returning on the other side.

There are trails on both sides of the rivers for much of the river length, connected by numerous bridges. There are minimal, but some, arterial road crossings. Much of the trail is bitumised, however some sections are gravel (which means the other side of the river will be bitumen). The trail is generally flat, but is steeper towards Athelstone, and sometimes as it goes under road bridges. The trail is flat through the Adelaide CBD section, and west to West Beach.

The shared-use trail is suitable for walkers and cyclists.

Download the detailed maps:

River Torrens Linear Trail, Brochure 1, Maps 1 & 2, Henley Beach to the Adelaide CBD River Torrens Linear Trail, Brochure 2, Maps 3 & 4, Adelaide CBD to the Hills

Walk Details

Walking SA

walkingsa.org.au

Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.

Adelaide City & Suburbs
Class 1: a well maintained path suitable for wheelchairs
1 hour or less
Bus, Car, Train, Tram