The days are longer and the balmy breeze is setting in – yes, Spring is in the air! Early sunrises and late sunsets call for some much-needed post-Winter exercise. What could be more motivating than getting outdoors and soaking in some of Adelaide’s best scenery? Dogs, of course.
We hit the pavement with our favourite canine friend, Harvey the Kelpie and his mum Lucy Frayne to find their curated list of dog-friendly walking trails to enjoy this Spring.
Marion Coastal Walking Trail
Enjoy the beautiful views and sea breeze of Adelaide’s coastline, as you follow the walking trails at Marion Coast Park. You and your hound will be treated to a visionary feast, overlooking the scenic landscape with its rugged cliffs, small coves and rocky coast
Where: Starts at the Marino Esplanade and ends at the top of Hallett Cove Headland Reserve.
Pets: Dogs are permitted between Cliff Top Crescent, Hallett Cove and Kingston Park, and must be kept on a leash at all times.
Distance: 7km one way
Brownhill Creek Trail
The beautiful, leafy suburb of Mitcham is home to one of the most picturesque and historically rich walking trails in Adelaide – Brownhill Creek. The recreation park offers a number of walking options to suit you and your dog’s speed and fitness, and provides a visual wonderland of natural beauty at its finest. The best part is definitely the view over the Adelaide Plains, when you reach the top.
Where: Starts at Brownhill Creek and travels up through the Yurrebilla Trail, Belair National Park and Randall Park.
Pets: Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
Burnside Walks Network Trails
If you’re after more freedom to roam and explore as you please, the Burnside Hills are a great option and provide some of the most picturesque views over the city. The Burnside Walks Network is a series of trails around the hills, comprising of popular walks including the Themeda Circuit, Beaumont Circuit and Wheal Watkins Circuit.
Where: Starts at Mount Osmond and travels up through the Burnside Hills.
Pets: Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in adjoining State government reserves such as Cleland Conservation Park.
Wheal Watkins Circuit – 1.6km
Themeda Circuit – 3.4km
Beaumont Circuit – 3.4km