The Riesling and Rattler Trail
  • Length: 54km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Riverton

  • End: Clare

  • Location: Regional South Australia

  • Closest Town: Riverton

  • Distance from CBD: 130km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.15433889

  • Longitude: 138.7510538

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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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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

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


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.

Hike Summary

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

About the region

South Australia has made a name for itself as a relaxed region full of wine, wildlife and natural wonder. Its capital of Adelaide is home to a sophisticated art and dining scene, and the ‘Festival City’ knows how to celebrate, with a calendar full to the brim with events. Beyond the capital city, undulating wine regions produce classic Australian drops, migrating whales glide along rugged coastline and koalas snooze among the treetops on wind-swept islands.


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. 

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