Adelaide, Australia

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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A linear park follows the River Torrens for 35 km from the sea, at Henley Beach, to the Adelaide hills north-east of the city. The most popular section runs for ~3.2 km between Torrens Weir at the North Adelaide Golf Course to the Sir Douglas Nicholls Bridge and can be found between Adelaide and North Adelaide, alongside the sporting district. With paths on both sides of the river, this route is a great combination of green space, water views, and Adelaide attractions. A map with numerous loop options, segment distances and nearby amenities can be found here.

Highlights along the route include the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide Golf Club, Tennis centre and manicured gardens. The trail through the CBD is flat and entirely paved, but there are gravel sections away from the CBD and elevation changes as you get closer to the hills.

Add-ons: The path can be continued towards the hills or coast, however if wish to stay in the CBD, why not complete some laps of the University Loop (see our route there).

The Torrens Weir is also home to Parkrun, a free group 5k held every Saturday morning. You can see the course map and learn more here. (https://www.parkrun.com.au/torrens/).

Essentials
  • 6.5 km (4 miles)
  • 29m (95 feet)
  • The loop can be joined at any point. It splits the CBD area of Adelaide and North Adelaide.
  • The Adelaide Railway Station is a 4 min walk from the trail, otherwise easily accessible from the CBD