Burnside Walks - A + B Circuits
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 1 Gill Terrace, Glen Osmond

  • End: 1 Gill Terrace, Glen Osmond

  • Location: Mount Osmond Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 6.7 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.96462301

  • Longitude: 138.647318

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Burnside Walks - A + B Circuits is a 5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Mount Osmond Reserve, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Explore two of the Burnside Walks circuits:

A 5.0km hike through stands of pine and eucalypt forest, along single walking trail, shared trails and fire tracks.

The hike begins in the carpark adjacent the former Glen Osmond mine's adit (tunnel). The stone chimney further up the hill in Danthonia Reserve is the flue for a smelter that was located north of the adit. The trail continues around the circuit through Wheal Watkins Reserve, a former mining area worked in the 1840s (wheal is cornish for mine).

This walking trail is part of the Burnside Walks network, a series of trails around the hills on the edge of the City of Burnside, and in Mount Osmond Reserve. The trails are all well marked, with regular signs and numbered checkpoints that correspond to the excellent walking map.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

About the region

Mount Osmond is a small suburb of 2,497 people in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide. The suburb is at a high elevation in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and provides views over Adelaide as well as containing a renowned golf course and country club. Mining operations in the 19th century gave the area notoriety, but it has since developed slowly into a small, quiet and secluded suburb.

GPX File

Total distance: 5610 m
Max elevation: 315 m
Min elevation: 162 m
Total climbing: 300 m
Total descent: -288 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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