Burnside Walks - A - Toll Gate Circuit
  • Length: 1.9km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • 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 - Toll Gate Circuit is a 1.9km, grade 1 circuit hike, located in Mount Osmond Reserve, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A short loop past the Glen Osmond mine chimney, through Danthonia Reserve, looping back through a forested valley and along Gill Terrace. The hike begins in the carpark adjacent the former 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.

Be careful of cars when walking along Gill Terrace, as there is no footpath for most of the road.

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.

Parking is available at the carpark on the corner of Gill Terrace and the South Eastern Freeway (near the Old Tollgate), and at places marked with a P on the Burnside Walks Brochure.

This hike can be accessed by Adelaide Metro bus, via Bus Stop 14 Mount Barker Road, Glen Osmond.

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.

Getting there

Parking is available at the carpark on the corner of Gill Terrace and the South Eastern Freeway (near the Old Tollgate), and at places marked with a P on the Burnside Walks Brochure.

This hike can be accessed by Adelaide Metro bus, via Bus Stop 14 Mount Barker Road, Glen Osmond.

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

GPX File

Total distance: 1942 m
Max elevation: 293 m
Min elevation: 162 m
Total climbing: 144 m
Total descent: -144 m
Download file: Burnside-Walks-Circuit-A-Toll-Gate-Circuit.gpx


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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