Kapunda - Taylors Run Walking Trails
  • Length: 1.9km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 661 Tarlee Rd, Kapunda

  • End: 661 Tarlee Rd, Kapunda

  • Location: The Pines Conservation Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 89.0 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.30479893

  • Longitude: 138.857026

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Kapunda - Taylors Run Walking Trails is a 1.9km, grade 1 circuit hike, located in The Pines Conservation Reserve, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

There are two walking trails at the Pines Conservation Reserve. The reserve consists of Taylor's Run Reservoir, Kapunda Nursery and the forest.

The walking trails pass through the forest and loop around the reservoir, exploring the ruins of the reservoir workings.

The Taylor's Run Reservoir was constructed in 1879 to supply the town of Kapunda with water. At the time the town was thriving with copper mining activities. Water flowed from the reservoir to the town via gravity, and the flow was controlled by the Turncock House. The building has recently been restored and contains the original pipe and interpretive signage. The reservoir was the first country reservoir in South Australia.

The Kapunda Forest was established in 1882 by South Australia's Conservator of Forests, and consisted of 4,600 pine plantings. Some of the pines was felled in the 1940s, but some remain today, which make the walking trails and picnic area very pleasant.

Keep a watch out for echidnas when walking.

The picnic area includes picnic tables in the forest, with lots of opportunities for kids to engage in nature play.

Visit the thepineskapunda.com.au website for details of points of interest.

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

Located 74km from the CBD featuring two walking trails set amongst spectacular natural surroundings and historical sites. Suitable picnic spot for small or large groups, a shelter with picnic table settings are available. With the convenience of public eco-toilets and ample parking for cars, caravans and buses make this a perfect location to visit.

GPX File

Total distance: 3777 m
Max elevation: 367 m
Min elevation: 339 m
Total climbing: 83 m
Total descent: -82 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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