Whether you are exploring the Adelaide Hills on two wheels or four, on horseback or on foot, these trails and drives are sure to help you discover the region's highlights.
Bushwalking, Cycling and Horse Riding Trails
- The Heysen Trail, Yurrebilla Trail and Pioneer Women's Trail for walkers - see Walking in the Adelaide Hills
- The Mawson Trail including the Fox Creek/Cudlee Creek Sustainable Trail Network for mountain biking - see Cycling and Mountain Biking in the Adelaide Hills
- Belair National Park features a series of shared use trails that are used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cleland Conservation Park also has many fire tracks and shared use trails from which cyclists can enjoy spectacular views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounds.
- The state's forest network also offers some excellent mountain bike trails, including Kuitpo Forest and Mount Crawford Forest in the Adelaide Hills.
- The 17 kilometre Amy Gillett Bikeway is popular with leisure cyclists and families. Designed for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, the bitumen track follows an old railway corridor running from Oakbank to Mount Torrens. Named in honour of champion Australian cyclist Amy Gillett, this family-friendly track is bitumen and mostly flat, with four loop trails taking in other points of interest.
- The Mount Barker Linear Trail which runs around Laratinga Wetlands and beyond is also popular. Several trails and boardwalks wind around the peaceful wetlands near Mount Barker, through a broad range of native vegetation. Trails such as the ‘Chestnut Teal’, ‘Rosella’ and ‘Sacred Ibis’ are named after some of the local birdlife. There are also several bird-watching ‘hides’, a picnic and barbeque area, and an environmentally friendly toilet facility. The trails in the wetlands are also linked to the Mount Barker Linear Trail, an award winning seven kilometre shared trail from Laratinga Wetlands to Keith Stephenson Park, following the local creek line.
- The Kidman Trail is a multi-use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 225 kilometres of roadsides, quiet farm routes, forest tracks and unmade road reserves from Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula to Kapunda in the Clare Valley. It winds its way through the Adelaide Hills from Kuitpo Forest in the south through Echunga, Macclesfield, Balhannah, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens where it meets the Barossa.
- The Tom Roberts Horse Trail Network is designed for horse riding and is also utilised by walkers and cyclists. This natural terrain multi-use trail network broadly spans from Cherry Gardens in the north, to Kangarilla in the south and Woodcroft in the west. Established through on-road linkages, road verges and unmade road reserves the network of trails features Adelaide Hills locations such as Cherry Gardens, Coromandel East, Clarendon, Scott Creek and Kangarilla.
Food Trails and Touring
- The Adelaide Hills Chocolate and Cheese Trail features the talented artisan cheese makers and chocolatiers of the region, along with chocolate and wine matching experience.
- The Adelaide Hills Kids' Food Trail introduces children to the joy of picking their own fruit (strawberries, cherries, figs and apples in season), some terrific local producers of cheese and honey and even a chocolate factory.
- The Epicurean Way food and wine touring route seamlessly links together the four iconic wine regions of Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley showcasing sumptuous local produce and a superb array of wines, set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery.
- The Cherry Trail Map - the essential cherry lovers guide 2015/2016 - pick your own and shed door sales
Arts and Culture
Discover world class sculptures on the 'Hills Sculpture Trail'. The Hills Sculpture Trail features 26 contemporary sculptures made by sculptors who travelled to the region from around the world for the biennial Adelaide Hills Sculpture Symposium events in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Most of the sculptures are dotted around the beautiful landscape of the Adelaide Hills, with some in the neighbouring region of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Heritage and Historical Trails
- Callington Kanmantoo Heritage Mining Trail
- Meadows Heritage Walk
- Mount Torrens Heritage Trail
- Nairne Mural and Historic Walking Trail
- Historic Hahndorf's Heritage Walking Trail
Other handy trail and drive route resources
- Adelaide Hills Map
- Hahndorf and the Old Princes Highway
- Battunga Country Drives, Walks and Cycle Trails