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River Torrens Linear Park

This shared use trail follows 30km of river from Athelstone, following the River Torrens, through to Adelaide CBD, and then to the river mouth at West Beach/Henley Beach.

Lined with River Red Gums and reed beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. With numerous playgrounds, picnic spots, duck-feeding spots and toilets along the route, the trail can be enjoyed by everyone.

There are trails on both sides of the rivers for much of the river length, connected by numerous bridges. There are a few arterial road crossings and much of the trail is bitumised, however some sections are gravel (which means the other side of the river will be bitumen). The trail is generally flat, but is steeper towards Athelstone, and sometimes as it goes under road bridges. The trail is flat through the Adelaide CBD section, and west to West Beach.

This is a very popular trail used by walkers, runners and cyclists. It is suitable for prams and children however children should be closely supervised at all times as the river banks are not fenced and are very steep in parts.
River Torrens Linear Park
175 The Parade Adelaide South Australia 5000

8366 4555



  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)


  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Barbeque
  • Picnic Area
  • Family Friendly