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

Walking Trail Facts
35 km one way
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Cycling
Wheelchair accessible
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 3 map PDFs
  2. 2 GPS files
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11 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
  3. Train
  4. Tram
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
River Torrens Linear Trail, West Beach to Adelaide CBD to Athelstone

About the Walking Trail

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.

The shared-use trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. 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.

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