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A loop walk in O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park. Walkers, dogs (on-leash), mountain bikers and horse riders are welcome in the park. The park consists mostly of grassy hills and gullies with some trees.
Unfortunately there are minimal facilities and no trail or track signs. Entrance gates are numbered. The park isn't well maintained, fire tracks and walking trails can become overgrown with grasses during Spring. Some online reviews of the park aren't flattering, but the park offers a large open space accessible to many nearby suburbs, with the possibility of various walking loops.
We've indicated a 6km loop. The loop can be accessed from numerous gates along the way, including:
The park is comparable to Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, being predominately grassy rolling hills which were previously farmed, and in suburban location and primarily existing for recreation use. That park had significant upgrades in 2013 and again in 2016 to develop formal walking and cycling trails, and to construct visitor facilities. O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park would arguably benefit from a similar treatment, especially given the number of people living in surrounding suburbs. The 2016 vision for the park to be included into a larger Glenthorne National Park could achieve this.
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
O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park is now part of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. This is a newly-proclaimed national park. O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park’s name will gradually transition to Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
This southern suburbs park was once cleared and for more than 90 years the area was used for grazing. Today, the shade from the regenerated grey box eucalypts and river red gums provides the perfect spot for a picnic. The bluestone quarry in the park once supplied raw materials for many of Adelaide's older buildings and is still visible today. Stunning views of the city, hills face and coastline can be seen while following the various fire access trails with in the Park.
Max elevation: 178 m
Min elevation: 98 m
Total climbing: 96 m
Total descent: -94 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA