The Kidman Trail is a 162 mi trail that starts at the end of Station Road, Willunga, South Australia and ends at Hancock Road, Kapunda and can be traversed in either direction and has a total elevation gain of 8853 ft.
A track and gravel road-based trail with some forest path and sandy sections, it is a popular route for cycling, walking and horse riding and is graded as Difficult. (For information on how we grade trails, please click here. Also, check our latest community posts for trail updates.)
This trail is usually walked or horse ridden in approximately 10 - 13 days, or around 5 days if cycling and is a hugely popular track for those seeking an awesome gravel ride without the need for all-out self-sufficiency – the trail’s proximity to towns and transport makes it more accessible to those short on time. (Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here.)
There are 13 designated campsites on the route, as well as other accommodation options and resupply and services along the way; as your route planner will show you, this wonderful trail passes 10 designated trailheads with access to towns and services as and when you need them. Making it possible for those looking for shorter, less strenuous day hikes or family-friendly adventures to hop on and off the trail as they please.
Named after local pastoralist and horse breeder Sir Sidney Kidman who himself was a passionate long-distance explorer, the trail takes in the region’s most beautiful scenery along the stunning Mount Lofty Ranges; from the coastal landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the ever-popular Barossa wine region. If time is on your side, spend longer walking or cycling and enjoy the cultural history and natural sights on route.