Alltrails.com have recently updated their walking trails listings across South Australia and Australia to now include all trails that are wheelchair friendly.
This blog details the following tracks:
- Torrens Linear Track Loop, Adelaide Park Lands
- Patawalonga River Walk, Adelaide
- Sturt River Linear Park Trail, Marion
- Coast Park Path, Moana
- Happy Valley Woodland Loop, Happy Valley
- Little Quarry Loop, Anstey Hill Recreation Park
- Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail, Balaklava.
Learn more about the wheelchair friendly walking trails below…
This 2.9km loop trail provides a scenic view of the River Torrens and, as its located in the Adelaide CBD, it is very popular, so you're likely to encounter other people while exploring.
Patawalonga River Walk, Adelaide
This 3.9km loop trail is an easy route and has an accessible path around the river. There are views of both the river and the ocean during the trauk, and there are plenty of amenities like public restrooms, picnic areas and shops along the way.
Sturt River Linear Park Trail, Marion
This is a 13.8km shared trail for cyclists, wheelchair users and prams, which can be taken in sections. Spot cockatoos and fig trees along the way. Please note: The Camden Oval has accessible parking. Several parts of this trail have a steep (over 12.5%) slope.
Coast Park Path, Moana
This 8.4km is located in Moana, and is a popular trail but is a peaceful stroll during the quieter times of the day. This is a scenic trail, with beautiful views of the Adelaide coastline.
Happy Valley Woodland Loop, Happy Valley
This is a 3.9km loop trail is home to an abundance of wildlife (including kangaroos!) and starts and ends from a free parking area. It’s also great for birdwatching and fishing!
Little Quarry Loop, Anstey Hill Recreation Park
This is a short 0.6km loop trail near Athelstone, and is a quick stroll for anyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful route. The trail is mostly level and the terrain is hard packed gravel. Start near the main carpark!
Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail, Balaklava
This 18.7km trail was named in honour of an elite junior cyclist of the same name, and follows an abandoned rail line connecting Balaklava to Halbury. The trail is made of crushed gravel and is mostly flat. This is a bit of a longer trail, taking an average of just over four hours to complete, so make sure to pack lots of water and snacks.
These are just some of the wheelchair-friendly trails across Adelaide and regional South Australia. For a full list, head to Alltrails.com and select their “suitability” drop down button, and look for “wheelchair friendly.” Clicking here will take you to the page.
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