Shepherds Hill Viaduct Track Circuit
  • Length: 6.1km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Viaduct Track, Eden Hills

  • End: Viaduct Track, Eden Hills

  • Location: Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 13.0 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.01623903

  • Longitude: 138.597

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2WD Access
Gravel Road
Small Car Park

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Dog Friendly

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park...

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

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Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Shepherds Hill Viaduct Track Circuit is a 6.1km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This route explores the tracks, creeks and historic sites in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park and adjacent Watiparinga Reserve. Walk along the River Red Gum Loop and on to the Viaduct Track through Watiparinga Reserve to the old railway tunnel and viaduct remains.

You can walk your dog in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park provided it remains under your control on a lead.

Watiparinga Reserve is managed by the National Trust, and is a restored woodland of Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) trees over a grassy understorey. The vegetation found within the reserve is typical of much of the grassy woodlands of the plains and foothills.

There are a number of route options. These are the sections described above:

This hike can be accessed via:

Getting there

This hike can be accessed via:

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: 7519 m
Max elevation: 170 m
Min elevation: 81 m
Total climbing: 126 m
Total descent: -152 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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