Explore the Pink Gum and Long-Leaf Box plant communities and Blue Gum Grassy Woodlands of Anstey Hill by bike and on foot using the 25km network of shared use trails.
This network uses fire tracks and trails, which have been upgraded to accommodate a variety of activities.
Visit the Old Quarry, which has easy trails for children and novices, or head further into the park to explore some of the more difficult trails where you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the Adelaide Plains.
The tracks and trails below are suggested routes only. Create your own route by following any of the designated tracks, including the link trails and maintenance tracks. Please obey signs, including sections where walking or cycling is not permitted. Observing the classification system will help ensure you select trails suitable to your ability.
All trails which are not identified as part of a designated trail system have a hard hike classification and require caution when bushwalking or riding on these tracks, as they may have irregular natural surfaces which may be loose, have exposed rock and can be steep.
Little Quarry Loop (650m)
A short and easy trail for people of all abilities. Suitable for prams and limited mobility access. Look out for the fun little offshoots to explore. This trail features a gravel surface with easy but optional trail obstacles and features. Try this trail before venturing onto the intermediate trails in the wider park.
The Yellow-tail Loop is Anstey Hills’ most popular route for both groups and individuals. It explores many of the parks features including Newman’s Nursery ruins. The loop follows wide fire tracks, which is great for having a chat amongst friends.
Silver Mine Loop (2.45km)
Traversing many of the old quarry tracks including Rosella, Ellis and Newman Tracks, the Silver Mine Loop passes historic mine shafts and old quarries.
The Wednesday Loop is a great trail for keen hikers and mountain bike riders alike. It traverses a variety of landscapes and showcases areas of restored vegetation carried out by the Friends of Anstey Hill. It is best travelled in a clockwise direction.
The Bursaria Loop takes visitors to some of the more remote parts of the park. Recommend for the experienced hiker and mountain bike rider seeking adventure.
Pink Gum is now rare in South Australia and can be found throughout this trail in association with other threatened plant species including the Pale Leek-orchid and Slender Greenhood. Try it in both directions but beware, it has large loose rocks in sections.
Grand Canyon downhill (1km)
One way downhill. The Grand Canyon Downhill trail has a great variety of features including jumps, drop offs and technical terrain. No walking permitted.
Wildside downhill (1.2km)
One way downhill. The Wildside Downhill trail makes great use of the lay of the land and features natural rock gardens, bermed corners, drop offs and sections of technical single track. No walking permitted.