The Riesling and Rattler Trail
  • Length: 54km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Riverton

  • End: Clare

  • Closest Town: Riverton

  • Location: Regional South Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 130km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.15433889

  • Longitude: 138.7510538

Trail Access

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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

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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

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The Riesling and Rattler Trail is a 54km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional South Australia South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.


This trail traverses two beautiful areas of SA countryside just a couple of hours drive north of Adelaide.  It is a long high quality trail traversing a variety of rural landscapes and small rural villages.  There are many options available to enjoy the whole trail or just short sections.

The rail trail is gently graded.
All road crossings have facilities to cross safely.
Allow extra time to leave the trail to explore vineyards and historic features
The trail features many original cuttings, embankments and bridges
Many quality interpretive signs at regular intervals

Experience the best of the Riesling Trail on the only tour on this rail trail

Riverton former Railway Station site to Clare former Railway station site


Riverton to Clare in Regional South Australia

130km north of Adelaide

Fine gravel

Gentle gradient

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