Our trails cater for all levels of fitness and adventure and our classification system makes it easy to select an experience suitable for you. The tracks and trails identified are suggested routes only. Create your own route by following any of the designated tracks, including the link trails and maintenance tracks.
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 fun little off shoots for children to explore. This trail features a gravel surface with many easy but optional trail obstacles and features. Try this trail before venturing onto the intermediate trails in the wider park.
Geological hike (1 hr return, 1km return)
This trail offers superb views of Adelaide and visits the Geological feature known as ‘The Gun Emplacement’. Interpretive signage is available to explain this ancient remnant feature. No riding permitted.
The trail starts at Gate 9 off Lower North East Rd.
Quarry views hike (1 hr return, 1km return)
Quarry Views Hike takes walkers high above the quarry bowl offering great views of the area. These steep slopes are home to many native birds and reptiles, keep an eye out for lizards basking in the sun including the tawny dragon and eastern striped skink. It is best travelled in a clockwise direction. No riding permitted.
Wildflower wander (1.35km)
Incorporating some steeper sections Wildflower Wander is very rewarding. Offering amazing views over the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St Vincent as well as opportunities to discover native orchids along the way. The dense native vegetation in the gullies is ideal habitat for a variety of small birds including the chestnut-rumped heathwren that is now critically endangered. No riding permitted.
Yellow-tailed loop (6.2km return)
The Yellow-tail Loop is Anstey Hills’ most popular route for both groups and individuals. It explores many of the park features including the Newman’s Nursery ruins. Taking in a variety of excellent bird habitat many of the resident species can be found including the yellow-tailed black cockatoo, which feeds on the drooping sheoak and Hakea that can be found in this area. The Yellow-tail Loop makes use of wide fire tracks, which is great for having a chat amongst friends.
Silver mine loop (2.5km return)
Traversing many of the old quarry tracks including rosella, ellis and newman tracks, the Silver Mine Loop passes historic mine shafts and old quarries.
Wednesday loop (3.4km return)
The Wednesday Loop is a great trail for keen hikers and mountain bikers alike. It traverses a variety of landscapes and showcases areas of weed control carried out by the Friends of Anstey Hill. It is best travelled in a clockwise direction.
Bursaria loop (4km return)
Bursaria Loop takes visitors to some of the more remote areas of the park. Throughout this trail Bursaria can be found flowering throughout the summer months. Recommended for the experienced hiker and mountain bike rider seeking adventure.
Pink gum loop (3.15km loop)
A challenging loop most suited to hikers and trail runners. 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.