Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Bike Tracks have a great variety of tracks to suits a range of abilities. We took the kids there recently and they loved the beginner bike park, BMX track and pump track as well as the off road trails through the hills.
The Bowl area is just off the Ayliffe’s Road carpark and houses the beginner (very small) and intermediate pump tracks with a range of jumps and tracks to suit riders from very new to pretty good. Out smaller kids love the bigger jumps, which they can handle ok but they do enjoy seeing the older riders get some great air from them when they are riding too.
One of the things we love most about this park is that it has a really good beginners bike park/jump track where learning riders can stretch their legs into something more adventurous all while on a pretty flat track, with softfall edges all around. The pic above and below are both from this kids area track and are a big hit in our family.
The views are also wonderful, with some views all the way to Adelaide CBD and the coast so don’t forget to stop and enjoy it every now and again when there!
This is one of the better areas to take beginner riders to get used to riding on dirt tracks and inclined trails and our family love finding all the little tracks running through the area and getting the hang off hitting the little drops, tree roots and even a creek crossing.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week but closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger. A horse riding and Archery club are located in the park and cars do have access on the gravel roads so please take care on or near those areas.
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is located 11km south of Adelaide. Access is via Ayliffes Road, St Marys and Ellis Avenue, Eden Hills. We park in the carpark off Ayliffes Road and the beginner bike park, pump track and kids area is directly next to the carpark (see the signs). Download the park map here before you go