Sturt Gorge River Trail Circuit

2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min

7.2 km
circuit

↑ 288 m
↓ -288 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Edgar Street, Bedford Park, this walk takes you on a circuit within Sturt Gorge Recreation Park via the Edgar, River and Lomandra tracks. As you’ll be walking through this geologically important area be mindful that the trees surrounding you are the Grey Box eucalyptuses that are a threatened species. The track takes you out of the gorge for some breathless views over Adelaide before taking you back down to the gorge. The trails are well-formed and have clear signage throughout. Some tracks are pretty narrow and can get slippery after rain. There are also several river crossings and tricky rock scrambles along the way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.0288868,138.5671123)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Southern Expressway, M2
  • Turn on to then drive for 610 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 30 m
  • Turn slight left onto Riverside Drive and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn left onto Malcolm Street and drive for another 350 m
  • Turn right onto Edgar Street and drive for another 230 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Edgar Street(between houses 26 and 17), Bedford Park, head towards the gap between the wooden roadblock and the metal gate along the concrete, moving directly away from the street. Pass through the gap and follow the formed fire trail gently uphill as it veers left to continue along Sturt Gorge River Trail Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Edgar Track.
After another 350 m (at the intersection of Adam's Orchard Trail & Edgar Track) continue straight, to head along Edgar Track.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Edgar Track & Adam's Orchard Trail) continue straight, to head along Adam's Orchard Trail (a walking track).
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Tillite Fire Track & Adam's Orchard Trail) veer right, to head along Tillite Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 190 m (at the intersection of Tillite Fire Track & River Trail) continue straight, to head along River Trail (a walking track).
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Ctenotus Fire Track & River Trail) continue straight, to head along Ctenotus Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Ctenotus Fire Track & River Trail) veer left, to head along River Trail (a walking track).
After another 220 m continue straight, to head along River Trail.
After another 295 m continue straight, to head along River Trail.
After another 750 m (at the intersection of Parrianna Link Trail & River Trail) veer right, to head along Parrianna Link Trail.
After another 345 m pass the waterfall (115 m on your left).
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Lomandra Trail & Parrianna Link Trail) turn right, to head along Lomandra Trail (a walking track).
After another 35 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 165 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 910 m (at the intersection of Vincent Fire Track & Lomandra Trail) continue straight, to head along Lomandra Trail.
After another 530 m continue straight, to head along Lomandra Trail.
After another 95 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Starlight Fire Track & Lomandra Trail) turn right, to head along Starlight Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Gorelon Fire Track & Starlight Fire Track) veer right, to head along Gorelon Fire Track.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 305 m veer left, to head along River Trail.
After another 295 m continue straight, to head along River Trail.
After another 220 m (at the intersection of Ctenotus Fire Track & River Trail) veer right, to head along Ctenotus Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Ctenotus Fire Track & River Trail) continue straight, to head along River Trail (a walking track).
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Tillite Fire Track & River Trail) continue straight, to head along Tillite Fire Track (a vehicle track).
After another 190 m (at the intersection of Tillite Fire Track & Adam's Orchard Trail) veer left, to head along Adam's Orchard Trail (a walking track).
After another 600 m (at the intersection of Edgar Track & Adam's Orchard Trail) continue straight, to head along Edgar Track.
After another 390 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Sturt Gorge River Trail Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.2 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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