Walking Trails

people walking by river

The City of Salisbury has an extensive network of some 77kms of walking and cycling trails within its boundaries. They appear on the map below, highlighted in Red.

The City of Salisbury is full of hidden walking & cycling opportunities that may not be well known amongst locals, including regular and potential walkers and riders.

The Little Para Trail

The Little Para Trail is the most significant trail in the City of Salisbury which allows riders to follow a predominantly flat 10km trail (apart from a short on road detour at Porter st) from Carisbrooke Park (next to Main North Rd) to Port Wakefield Rd. There is also an opportunity to follow the trail under Main North Rd and up the hill above the Old Spot Hotel for 1.4km before becoming Private Property. Work completed has seen an all-weather (bitumen) surface option for walkers & riders from Parabanks in Salisbury to under Port Wakefield Rd at Bolivar and west of Port Wakefield rd alongside the White Road Wetlands and around Globe Derby park, linking with the Dry Creek Trail.

Little Para Trails (4MB PDF) (PDF, 4MB)

There is some great additional information available via the Walking SA website. https://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/little-para-river-trail/

Dry Creek

The Dry Creek Trail runs all the way though the City of Salisbury from Down Drive Valley View, through Walkley Heights, Pooraka & Mawson Lakes to Globe Derby. (with a couple of Road crossings at Briens Road, Main North rd and Pt Wakefield Rd and the railway line at Mawson lakes. There is also a short on road section at Pratt Ave Pooraka) The Dry Creek trail now is connected to the Little Para River Trail behind Globe Derby. Please note the new cycling / pedestrian underpass at Port Wakefield rd - Globe Derby is effected by tides.

Dry Creek Brochure (PDF, 7MB)

There is some great additional information available via the Walking SA website.  https://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/dry-creek-river-trails/


Cobbler Creek

There are multiple trails within Cobbler Creek Recreation Park and the Department of Environment and Heritage have done some work recently upgrading the Trails for off road cycle use. Within the City of Salisbury the Cobbler Creek trail runs from Salisbury Heights within the Cobbler Creek corridor just below Bridge Rd to Main North rd. It is also possible to follow trails within the Cobbler Creek conservation park that take you to roads within Salisbury Heights heading north where you can then link into the Little Para Trail.

Cobbler Creek Trails (PDF, 749KB)


Reserves and Parks

There are a number of Reserves & Parks within the City of Salisbury that provide some GREAT opportunities for walking and cycling particular for novice riders. Kaurna Park, across from the Springbank Waters shopping centre on Waterloo Cnr Rd at Burton has a 3km loop and trails cutting through it. Unity Park (South Tce, Pooraka) has various trails running through it that includes the bitumenised Levels – City Bikeway from South Tce, Pooraka to Grand Junction rd (Northfield). There are also connecting Reserves with trails between Bolivar Rd, Paralowie and the Little Para Trail at Salisbury Downs (Road crossings at Fairbanks Dr, Whites Rd)