Shepherds Hill Viaduct Track Circuit
  • Length: 6.1km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Viaduct Track, Eden Hills

  • End: Viaduct Track, Eden Hills

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 13.0 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.016239025

  • Longitude: 138.597000036


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.


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

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

Total distance: 7519 m
Max elevation: 169 m
Min elevation: 80 m
Total climbing: 127 m
Total descent: -153 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA