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Adelaide's Mountain Bike Tours and Hire Specialists
The new section joins the next section at Verco Rd
The railway line from Balhannah to Mt Pleasant was opened in 1918 and closed in 1964. The former corridor between Balhannah and Oakbank has mostly returned to private landowners.
The Friends of the Adelaide Hills Rail Trail was formed in 2007 to assist the development of the rail trail. Please refer to the link below for their details.
For further information
The trail is managed by Dept Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. To report any issues or problems please contact
or phone 1800 018 313
Bike hire and shop 80 Onkaprariga Valley Rd Woodside - where your turn on the trail route
Email or click here: email@example.com.
Did this trail this Australia Day with our little one in tow in a trailer. Its a nice trail but is lacking in amenities/shady shelters and has a couple of annoying gaps. The trail surface is great and smooth the whole way but there are a couple of busy on road sections which get a bit scary when towing a baby in a trailer.... The trail also just 'ends' on the outskirts of Mount Torrens. My suggestions would be...
A nice little cafe/kiosk in Woodside next to the jumps park and rail trail - would be a little gold mine for whoever takes this on....
Some sort of sign at the end near Mount Torrens
A continuation of the trail through to Mount Pleasant!
Was a nice way to spend the day though :)
Found this trail while exploring the hills. As I came from NSW and had the bike in the vehicle. Asked at the local bike shop and the brochure I was given was out of date. Found it much longer than I thought had a great ride along length. Looks like it is about time this site was updated to show the current length of the ride. Some form of printed info available at shops and information centres would help those who are not locals.
Rode this excellent trail yesterday. Rang my bell whenever I saw a pedestrian, but the people without their dogs on leads was a real worry. I was scared they would run under my wheel and bring me down. There would be tears if the dog was hurt I imagine
Totally agree with you Greyhoundlover, I personally sound the bell on my bike when approaching other trail users regardless of what mode of transport they are using. Also looking forward to using the next section when it is complete.
I seem to be the only one offering comments, but here is a suggestion. At all access points to the trail, I would like to see a notice requesting cyclists to give some warning when approaching people on foot or horseback from behind. On that smooth surface it is impossible to hear bicycles coming. I am amazed there have been no accidents.... a startled dog or horse will swing around to face a perceived threat, could push its owner / rider into the path of bikes. Please give this some consideration.
Thanks for that, I was quite puzzled but think I have seen that sign. Will look for it next time. I'm looking forward to walking the new section when it's finished, Great work!
The trail extension starts in Newman Road about 50 metres to the east of the existing trail. Look for a stobie pole with HANSON Lot 102 written on it. The driveway by the pole is the access road.
Love the trail! I live in Birdwood & often drive to Charleston to walk my greyhound on it. I see that work is underway for the Charleston to Mt Torrens section... lovely, I can't wait! But I have been trying to workout where in Charleston that section starts & so far I can't find it. Can anyone enlighten me?
The next 7km section of the rail trail between Charleston and Mt Torrens will be officially opened on Tuesday 13th May 2014
The gap between the two existing sections of the Adelaide Hills Rail Trail completed and construction of the next section to start.
The Amy Gillett Rail Trail (Stage 1) Official Opening will be held on Saturday 23 Jan.
The South Australian state government has announced $1 million in funding to build the first stage of this rail trail.
The first AGM for this committee supporting the development of this rail trail will be held on Monday 19th November at Balhannah.