Discover the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park in the south of Adelaide; a favourite for hiking, trail running, horse riding, mountain biking and bird watching, the park is recognised as an area of geological significance and conservation, with easy access from the city by Adelaide Metro public buses.
The Sturt Gorge River Trail is an adventurous 7 mi out-and-back trail that is graded as medium difficult and is usually completed in 3 – 4 hours; an undulating but relatively flat trail, it winds along the Sturt River showcasing the gorge’s picturesque creeks and waterfalls.
The trail starts at 1473 Main S Rd in the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park and although the terrain is predominantly meandering single-track forest path, walkers have 9 river crossings to tackle on this popular walking route, with stepping stones that can become more challenging when underwater after rainfall, whilst there are rocky, scrambling sections.
A fairly family-friendly trail, perhaps one for older children with a moderate level of fitness; this can be walked one way for those wanting to shorten the route with the use of public transport.
Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here. Or for information on how we grade trails, please click here.
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash.