Ruins Loop

Walking Trail Facts
3.4 km circuit
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 4, Hard Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs
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Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Ruins Loop

About the Walking Trail

 Ruins Loop

Explore the historical farm ruins of Cobbler Creek Recreation Park.

  • 3km
  • loop hike
  • begin from Golden Grove or the carpark near the base of the Grove Way

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, provided you (a) keep your dog under control and on a lead no more than two metres in length (b) stick to designated walking trails and (c) bring disposable bags to clean up your dog’s faeces (please be aware there are no bins in national parks).

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


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.


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