Multi-use forest trails

Explore our multi-use forest trails

Take in the beautiful pine and native forest environment via one of our many multi-use forest trails.

Our multi-use trail network makes our forests the perfect destination for walking, rogaining and orienteering, horse riding and bike riding.

These trails are for the enjoyment of everyone – please remember the Forest Trail Code:

  • To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please consider others. The forest is used by walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Please give way and show courtesy to others. Horses can be frightened by bikes and dogs so slow down and give way.
  • Always wear a helmet when cycling and horse riding and travel at a safe speed according to your experience, the track conditions, and terrain.
  • Avoid steep muddy, or loose trails and surfaces, where the tracks you leave behind can channel rainwater and cause erosion.
  • For your own safety, avoid areas where access is restricted, including where forestry operations are in progress. Look out for and adhere to all signage.


The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.

For fire ban information phone 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year. (These dates may be extended in areas where high fire danger persists).

Jones Journey

Second Valley Forest

Distance: 7km return
Time: 2 hours to walk, or 1 hour to ride

Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, this multi-use loop trail is named after the Jones family, who have a long and illustrious association with the forestry department, with over four generations of service predominately in Second Valley Forest.

Starting at gate JO2 off Bedlam Flat Road, the trail traverses a network of fire tracks through pine plantation. Keep an eye out for soaring Wedge Tailed Eagles along the way. The trail includes good views of the surrounding farmland and Fleurieu coast.

 

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Wilampa Trail

Second Valley Forest

Distance: 7km return
Time: 2 hours to walk, or 1 hour to ride

Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, this multi-use loop trail is named after the local Kaurna word “Wilampa”,  meaning ‘black cockatoo with yellow or white feathers’. The name recognises the endangered Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo known to inhabit the forest and feed on the seeds of pinecones.

Starting at gate BF12 off Bedlam Flat Road, the trail traverses a network of fire tracks through pine plantation and a mixture of hardwood species. Sections of the trail follow the creek line and passes the Second Valley Forest depot and historic sheep yards.

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Onkeeta Trail

Kuitpo Forest

Distance: 10km return
Time: 3.5 hours to walk, or 2 hours to ride

This marked, 10km multi-use loop trail is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is easily accessed via the Kuitpo Information Centre.

It features a brand new step over, signage and trail map plates, along with upgrades to the Knotts Hill carpark.

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Tinjella Trail

Kuitpo Forest

Distance: 12km return
Time: 4 hours to walk, or 2 hours to ride

Tinjella Trail is currently closed due to harvest operations. It is scheduled to reopen within the coming weeks – please check back again soon for updates.

This marked, multi-use open trail is the longest loop trail in Kuitpo Forest and available to walkers, cyclists, and horse riders.

Discover all that Kuitpo Forest has to offer as the trail meanders through Native Forest Reserves and pine plantations. The trail starts and finishes at Gate KU2 on Christmas Hill Road.

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Mount Pleasant Summit Trail

Mount Crawford Forset

Distance and time to walk
Circuit 1:  4.5km, 2 hours
Circuit 1 and 2: 7km, 3 hours
Circuit 1, 2 and 3: 11km, 4.5 hours

This marked, multi-use open trail consists of three separate loop trails and is available to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Choose from a short 4.5km loop, up to a 11.5km circuit hike through pine plantations and Native Forest. Be sure to stop at the Mount Pleasant summit to enjoy picturesque views of Mount Crawford and Little Mount Crawford.

Image courtesy of District Council of Yankalilla.

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