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Located just 35 minutes south of Adelaide, the Happy Valley Reservoir offers several kilometers of scenic walking trails with views across the water to the Adelaide Hills. There’s something for everyone here, including some options for some nice hills! There’s easy parking and restroom facilities.
The signature run is the 11 km Shoreline Loop, which features a nice variety of scenery as it traverses the reservoir’s edge: water views, pine forest, and open grassy areas. Rolling hills! Other options:
Southern Loop: 2 km, gentle hills
Woodland Loop: 4 km, short steep hills
Boundary Loop: 10.5 km, steep hills
Note: This is a popular area for mountain biking. Keep an eye out!
- Several loop options. Shoreline Loop around the reservoir is 11 km
- Rolling Hills
- Two car parks: near Berkeley Road; and from the southern side, off the roundabout connecting Kenihans Road to Chandlers Hill Road. Numerous pedestrian access areas
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