Recreational trails

Trails and Cycling Network Strategic Management Plan

The City of Onkaparinga Trails and Cycling Strategic Management Plan (TCSMP) will guide the delivery of trails and cycling projects into the future. 

Check out the online map for more information.

Our city is blessed with wonderful natural landscapes such as our coastline, hills and our creeks and river systems. These are wonderful natural assets to which we have established and are continuing to develop a significant network of recreational trails.

These online maps are of our constructed shared use path network of recreational trails. The maps are designed to provide you basic information in relation to trail name, location and alignment, level of difficulty and trail length. Key recreational destinations such as playgrounds, skate parks, reserves and connecting trails are also identified on the maps.

We encourage you to print any of the maps listed and explore your own backyard. Trails provide a great opportunity to exercise, meet people and use as an alternative to motorised transport. Travel the whole length or create your own trail loops by using the connected trails that link off of the featured trail.

When using these trails please consider the following safety advice which is provided as a guide:

  • Always wear a helmet when cycling or horse riding.
  • Avoid using these trails during periods of extreme temperature or weather conditions.
  • Use sunscreen and wear a broad brim hat to avoid sun damage.
  • Consider other users of the trail and local residents.
  • It is good practice to carry drinking water at all times.
  • Please do not litter and clean up after your pets.
  • Observe all Australian road rules and cross roads safely using pedestrian crossings where available.

We strongly encourage you to consider the fire danger rating for the day, prior to using any of the trails within our city.

Our shared use paths are built to Australian Standard and while they are generally suitable for wheelchair users and others with special mobility needs, sections may not be owing to the grade or surface of the path. They may therefore not be accessible throughout the entire length of the trail.

Trail name Length (approx) Recreational Activity Type Level of Difficulty Setting Experience
Aldinga to Sellicks Trail 15kms WalkingCycling*Horse riding* easy / moderate Residential, reserve, beach and bushland trails
Beach Road Trail 3.5kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy Road reserve linear trail
Christie Creek Linear Trail 7kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy / moderate Riverine linear trail
Coast Park Trail 15kms (total) WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy / moderate Coastline linear trail
Coast to Vines Rail Trail 32kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy / moderate Disused rail trail
Field River Linear Trail 5kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy Riverine linear trail
Golden Wattle Way Trail 4kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy / moderate Reserve linear trail
Minkarra Park Trails 2.5kms
(north section)

(south section)
WalkingCycling easy / moderate Bushland trails
Pedler Creek Trail 2kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding eay / moderate Creek and reserve linear trail
Seaford Meadows Trail 3.5kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy Reserve linear trail
Sturt River Linear Trail 2kms WalkingCycling easy Riverine linear trail
Tangari Regional Park Trails 2.5kms WalkingCycling*Horse riding* easy / moderate Bushland trails
Tom Roberts Horse Trail Network 80kms WalkingCycling#Horse riding easy / moderate / hard Road network, unmade road reserve, creek, reserve linear trails
Bikedirect n/a Cycling   Network of on-road cycling lanes and routes
Heysen Trail 7kms Walking   Natural bushland trails
Kidman Trail 14kms WalkingCyclingHorse riding easy / moderate On-road / road verge trail
Southern Veloway 19kms Walking* Cycling easy / moderate Purpose built commuter and recreational cycling trail

*where permitted
# dependant on terrain and location


The City of Onkaparinga shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, expense or personal injury disputed due to loss to or arising out of, (directly or indirectly) which may be sustained by the individual by reason of any neglect, omission or failure on the part of the City of Onkaparinga, or their servants, agents or employees resulting in using these recreational trails. Due to the scale of some maps, the actual trail alignment may vary slightly in situ from that indicated on the map provided. Trail surface material type and condition may also vary due to surface material type used in construction and level of use of the trail.

To report any damage or hazards please contact City of Onkaparinga on 8384 0666.

Call 000 Emergency Police, Ambulance or Fire or call 112 from mobile phone.