Put the Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do!

Find it at: Mount Barker Rd, Leawood Gardens

If you’ve got BMX bandits, MAMILS, Lycra Lovers or just regular bike riding fans in your family, you really should put Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do next school holidays.

Eagle Mountain Bike Park has 22 kms of designated bike trails to suit every type of bike rider, from kids and beginners to experienced cross country and downhill riders. There’s even jumps and skills park for the gnarliest of riders. Check out the downloadable pdf Eagle Mountain Bike Park Map available from Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing.

The park is located 12kms from the city in the beautiful Adelaide Hills suburb of Leawood Gardens, or as most of us know it “the old freeway”.

Parking is available at Pastor Kavell lookout or there is a second entrance available on Hawk Hill Road, via Hillcrest Avenue, Crafers West which is a really nice walk by the way, but tricky for parking so if you’re coming with the ‘gang – use the first option.

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If you’re keen to check out more options for kid friendly bike trails, be sure to check out our post 9 kid friendly bike tracks in Adelaide! 

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