Sturt River Linear Park Trail Coromandel Valley

Bike Tracks, Trails & Paths, Free, Outdoor Adventures

Looking for a quiet bike ride or easy little walk with the kids that also offers some adventure? (Think rope tree swings and flowing water – what could possibly go wrong).

Last week we threw the bikes on the back of the car after school and set off to Coromandel Valley to check out a newly opened section of Sturt River Linear Park Trail that now connects the trail from the Institute Building on Main Road to Frank Smith Park at Coromandel Valley.

The trail is a joint initiative between City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham and the SA Government – who put a combined 3.5 million bucks behind the path extension/joining project. Previously you could not continue on her and the path came to an end. We believe eventually the Sturt River Linear Park Trail will span the Patawalonga Basin at Glenelg North to Frank Smith Park – connecting the hills to the coast. Bring that on.

The path is flat, wide and suitable for bikes, dogs on leads and prams a like. Perfect for beginner bike riders, Nannas who are unstable on their feet and curious kids who like to explore water ways, climbing trees, nature and well, EVERYTHING.

We chose to park at the Duck Inn Hotel, Coromandel Valley and cross the road to enter the path, where we headed South to ride and explore in the shaded valley.

This little adventure didn’t disappoint. Take a dry change of clothes if your kids are prone to water ‘accidents’ like ours our.

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