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Did you know that exposure to nature can help boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure, reduce feelings of stress, improve your mood and even increase your ability to focus? And best of all guys — it’s absolutely FREE!

An easy way to nurture your physical and mental health is to walk in nature, and boy are we spoiled for choice with our walking tracks here in SA. From spectacular coastal views, vineyards, rolling hills, enchanted forests and of course the quintessential Aussie ‘bush’ — we really have it all.

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Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming with so many options at our fingertips. For example, did you know that there are actually 9 different ways to hike up to the popular Mount Lofty summit? Neither did I! You can explore all nine of them here. A sneaky heads up: not all the paths are quite as steep as the main one (shhhhhh)!

We’ve created a list of some of the most popular walking trails here in SA. So do yourself a favour and fill those lungs with fresh air while getting your zen back with a big warm hug from Mother Nature. Go on — take a hike!

Chambers Hike – Cleland National Park


Waite Conservation Reserve Loop – Urrbrae


River Torrens Linear Trail – West Beach to Athelstone


Beaumont Circuit – Mount Osmond Reserve

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Belair National Park – (Various Trails)


Brown Hill Creek Recreation Park – (Various Trails)


One Tree Hill Hike – Mitcham


Morialta Conservation Park – (Various Trails)


Sturt River Linear Park Walk – Coromandel Valley


Monarto Conservation Park – Monarto

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Mount Crawford Forest Reserve – (Various Trails) 


Onkaparinga River National Park – (Various Trails) 


Hallett Cove Boardwalk – Marino to Hallett Cove


Anstey Hill Recreation Park – (Various Trails)


The Wine Shanty Hike – Cleland National Park

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Kuitpo Forest Reserve – (Various Trails)


Lobethal Bushland Park – (Various Trails)


Sturt Gorge Recreation Park – (Various Trails)


Deep Creek National Park – (Various Trails)


Shepherds Hill Recreation Park – (Various Trails)


Cox Scrub Conservation Park – (Various Trails)

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Kinchina Conservation Park  – (Various Trails)


Craigburn Farm – (Various Trails)


Black Hill Conservation Park – (Various Trails)


Para Wirra Conservation Park – (Various Trails)


Bunyip Trail – Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli  


The Riesling Trail – Clare Valley


Wine and Wilderness Trail – Clare Valley

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Hale Conservation Park Loop – Barossa Valley


Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park – Barossa Valley


Alligator Gorge Ring Route Hike – Flinders Ranges


Parnkalla Trail – Port Lincoln

And if this isn’t enough to keep you hiking for the next few years, you can always visit the Walking SA website. They have over 700 trails listed and cover everything you need to know. With that much choice, you’re bound to find something that suits you!

Carrie Raymond

Carrie Raymond

Carrie’s aim is to provide you with helpful content for all things ‘Adelaide’ — so no matter what info you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it on our website.

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