- 8.2 km one way
- 2 hours one-way, 4 hours return
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Dog Walking, Jogging, Trail Running, Cycling
- Grade 2, Moderate Walk
- Curated Collection
- Clare Valley Short Walks
- Part of a longer trail
- Riesling & Rattler Trails
- Clare Valley
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 2 website links
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About the Walking Trail
Follow the Riverton to Rhynie Short Walk along the old Spalding railway line and section of the Rattler Trail through beautiful open countryside. Take in the bright yellow canola fields from August to early October which offer spectacular photography opportunities.
In Rhynie, drop into the old country pub (as at late 2021 is closed) for some food and drink and stop off in the lovely park which features a playground and also public toilets. In Riverton wander through the beautiful town’s historical sites such as Scholz Park Museum, local pubs, cafes and grab any supplies from the supermarket.
The trail is 8.2km one way or 16.4km return and is a relatively easy walk despite the distance. The short walk is part of the longer 35km Riesling Trail from Clare to Auburn, and the 19km Rattler Trail from Auburn to Riverton.
Start the walk from the Rhynie Parking Bay in Rhynie. There is a playground, toilets and a shelter here. The walk heads north 500m along the main street, before following a quiet country road for 600m before joining the Rattler Trail on to Riverton.
The trail ends in Scholz Park, in the main street of Riverton. If starting in Riverton, the trail heads north along the main street, slightly east to the oval and Sports Centre before heading west to Rhynie.