ForestrySA’s Mount Lofty Ranges forest reserves provide extensive opportunity to ride in a relaxed, natural environment.
Well-marked multiple use trails for walking, cycling and horse riding are available at Kuitpo and Mount Crawford Forest Reserves.
The network of existing fire tracks in plantation pine areas is also accessible for riding, with fence-line step-overs located at convenient locations.
Sections of the famous Kidman Trail pass through the Kuitpo and Mount Crawford Forests. The multi-use trail covers 269km of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserve and is popular among those wanting to explore South Australia in a unique way. Follow this link to find out more.
Horse riding is prohibited in Native Forest Reserves, which have been set aside for conservation. Picnic areas and campgrounds should also be avoided.
Please consider the Forest Trail Code (at the bottom of this page), as you may encounter other forest users including cyclists and walkers during your ride.
Using clean feed limits the chance of weeds spreading. Please remove all manure and feed before departing the forest.
All permits must be purchased before riding.
A commercial user agreement may be required for some users (ie. professional racing, harness racing and trail riding)
$70 per adult
$40 per child, senior, pensioner
Valid for 12 months from date of purchase
$7 per adult
$4 per child, senior, pensioner
*An event application must be submitted for large horse riding events. Click here to download an event application.
The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.
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).