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Where is the Best Short Walk in Adelaide?

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Published July 20th 2021
There are quite a number of beautiful short walks around Adelaide and the bushwalking trails I often traverse do cater for almost all levels of fitness. Being less than 90 minutes in length, these trails could also be accessible during lockdown if you happen to live within 2.5 kilometres of them.

Little Quarry Loop
Little Quarry Loop


The Little Quarry Loop trail ambles around a former quarry site in the northeastern suburbs. Out of all the trails in Anstey Hill Recreation Park, I liked that this hard-packed gravel surface particularly suits people with prams and kids love catching a glimpse of the quartzite quarry too.

Quarry Views Hike
Quarry Views Hike


At the same location is another trail with a slightly steeper terrain. Quarry Views Hike goes high above the quarry bowl and around the top for great views. I've also been lucky to spot a couple of our favorite large-footed long-tailed leaping marsupial while on the walk.

Wirraparinga Trail
Wirraparinga Trail


Down south, I enjoyed being surrounded by the 300-year-old river red gums and blue gum woodland along Wirraparinga Trail. Picnic areas are also conveniently located near car parks. And, among other points of interest, the story behind its old manure pits truly fascinated me.

Glacial Hike
Glacial Hike


Towards the coast, but still down south, the Glacial Hike trail at Hallett Cove Conservation Park offers unique photo opportunities as it travels through one of our country's most significant geological sites. I can assure you that Sugarloaf and Amphitheatre will take your breath away as they did mine.

Lacy Coral Lichen Loop
Lacy Coral Lichen Loop


Walking the Lacy Coral Lichen Loop trail has introduced me to a rare colony of organism called lacy coral lichen. Since then, I learned that these spectacularly intricate beauties get their nutrients from the air since they have no roots. Expanding my knowledge whenever I get the chance is something I strive for in life.

Where else have you traversed recently? Let us know so that we can add those walks to our to-do list for the future.
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People should note that under the present restrictions (23/7/21) they must be within 2.5kms of their home/work when exercising not drive 2.5kms and then walk/hike further away. "Exercise
You may leave home for exercise (including to walk a pet animal):
for up to 90 minutes per day
within 2.5 km of your home (or within 2.5 km of your work if you exercise immediately before or after your shift)
with people who live with you (or a person who works with you if you exercise immediately before or after your shift)" https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/activities-and-gatherings/current-activity-restrictions#exercise
by makka (score: 1|60) 66 days ago

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