Cobbler Creek Porosa Circuit

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

30 min to 1 h

3.8 km
circuit

↑ 126 m
↓ -126 m

Moderate track
Starting from the carpark on The Grove Way, near the Bridge Road intersection, Salisbury East, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Dam, Porosa, and Moto tracks. This walk follows some of the original farm tracks, and a tranquil path through the valley of Cobbler Creek among beautiful river red gums. Discover the ruins of one of the area’s first European farms, formerly belonging to William Pedler, a shoemaker whose trade gave rise to the name Cobbler Creek. The ruins of his farmhouse, Trevalsa, can still be seen on this hike. Teakles House is another stone ruin that you'll encounter along the way. From the hilltops you'll be rewarded with great views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding plains. The route is a mixture of well-formed dirt roads, and narrower walking trails. There is good signage along the way, and interpretive displays at the ruins detail the area's history. There's a steep climb at the beginning of the Porosa Track, but the rest of the route has a gentle gradient. Dogs on leads are permitted in the park and Cobbler Creek. 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 (-34.7726154,138.6820221)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Main North Road, A20
  • Turn on to The Grove Way then drive for 890 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 410 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Green Valley Drive and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Dam Track and drive for another 3 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the carpark on The Grove Way, near the Bridge Road intersection, Salisbury East, head towards the metal gate along the dirt carpark, moving directly away from the road. Pass through the gap next to the gate and enter the formed fire trail. Pass by the informational signposts to your left and follow the dirt trail as it veers right to continue along Cobbler Creek Porosa Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 255 m continue straight, to head along Dam Track.
After another 115 m veer right, to head along Dam Track.
After another 25 m veer left, to head along Dam Track.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Dam Track.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Dam Track & Porosa Track) turn left, to head along Porosa Track (a vehicle track).
After another 255 m (at the intersection of All roads lead to Hollywood & Porosa Track) continue straight, to head along Porosa Track.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Zig Zag Climb & Porosa Track) continue straight, to head along Porosa Track.
The Zig Zag Climb will intersect with Porosa Track multiple times in the next 160 metres. Ignore the sidetracks and continue straight.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Zig Zag Climb & Porosa Track) continue straight, to head along Porosa Track.
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Porosa Track & Ruins Loop) continue straight, to head along Porosa Track.
After another 145 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
Veer left.
After another 150 m veer left.
After another 300 m turn sharp left, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Moto Loop & Mini Erzberg) continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you closer to the creek. Might be a good spot to have a picnic. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Moto Loop & Porosa Hike) continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 350 m continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Moto Loop & Mini Erzberg) continue straight, to head along Moto Loop.
After another 115 m turn right.
After another 10 m pass a "Bench Seat" (40 m on your left).
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternate route visiting the Cobbler Creek Spillway Wall, which is covered with colorful graffiti. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 5 m veer left.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Dam Track.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Dam Track.
After another 260 m come to the end.

An optional side trip taking you closer to the creek. Might be a good spot to have a picnic.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Porosa Hike & Moto Loop Start heading along Porosa Hike (a footpath).
After another 35 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.

An alternate route visiting the Cobbler Creek Spillway Wall, which is covered with colorful graffiti.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 130 m turn left, to head along Dam Stairs.
Then head up the steps (about 20 m long)
After another 100 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
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Cobbler Creek Porosa Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.3 km apart with the largest gap of 1.7 km.


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