Adelaide, Australia

West Side Trail

Courtesy: railtrails.org.au

The West Side Trail is a multi-use path that runs from the Mile End Railway Station west to Glenelg. Popular with cyclists and commuters, the path follows the former Holdfast Bay Railway line. It is off-road and mostly tree-lined, with some road crossings. The path is entirely paved, flat and wide (two-way) up to where the trail meets Anzac Hwy. From there, the just over 2 km until the Glenelg Beach is on road. Bonus: well-lit at night.

Add on/Options: Once at Glenelg Beach you can join the Coastal Trail (see our route there). Approximately 2.5 km south of Glenelg, just after crossing Anzac Hwy, you can join the Sturt River Linear Park to head south-east (see our route there). Another fun option is to run the West Side Trail one-way and use transport for the return!

Essentials
  • 10 km (6.2 miles) one-way
  • Mostly flat
  • Adelaide: Mile End Railway Station; Glenelg: Mosley Square, next to Town Hall
  • Both ends are at train stops; Can run one-way and take transit back!

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Essentials
  • 10 km (6.2 miles) one-way
  • Mostly flat
  • Adelaide: Mile End Railway Station; Glenelg: Mosley Square, next to Town Hall
  • Both ends are at train stops; Can run one-way and take transit back!