Southern Flinders Rail Trail
  • Length: 34.5km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Laura/Melrose 

  • End: Stone Hut/Wilmington

  • Closest Town: Laura/Melrose 

  • Location: Regional South Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 207km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -33.02102958

  • Longitude: 138.2816055

Trail Access

Click Edit to add Condition

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

Click Edit to add Condition

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

You must be registered and logged in to edit icons. Your activity will be recorded for administrative purposes.


Southern Flinders Rail Trail is a 34.5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional South Australia South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


This trail is not fully developed, but the four sections open are:

Four sections are currently open, with options for return trips
Scenic rural views close to Mt Remarkable National Park
Gentle gradient suitable to all levels of fitness
Potential for a trail from Gladstone to Willmington

Completed in 2011, this section also runs along side the Main North Rd.

This short section of trail was completed in 2011, and is a fair quality gravel surface with a rough creek crossing so suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes.


Laura/Melrose to Stone Hut/Wilmington in Regional South Australia

Flinders Ranges, 207 km north of Adelaide, SA.

Coarse gravel, Fine gravel

Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.