Flinders Ranges & Outback

Run, bike, walk at the new Mt Remarkable Rail Trail

Stretching 18 kilometres long, the new trail which opened to the public on Friday September 17 welcomes walkers, runners and bikers to conquer the track.

Image credit: Mount Remarkable Council

It’s time to get your wheels rolling along the new Mount Remarkable rail trail.

Stretching 18 kilometres long, the new trail, which opened to the public last Friday September 17, welcomes walkers, runners and bikers to conquer the track.

The $200,000 project by the Mount Remarkable Council is a new trail that expands on the existing trail from Wilmington to Melrose and links Booleroo Centre.

The trail which is mostly flat connects into existing sections of the Southern Flinders rail trails.

It also links the Mount Remarkable walking and riding trails and the Heysen and Mawson trails which all junction at Melrose.

The new trail caters for all skills levels from young riders to old strollers.

The exciting attraction draws in adventurous tourists and locals and the newest drawcard to the area also welcomes hiking enthusiasts to the region.

About a 3-hour drive from Adelaide, the stunning Mount Remarkable National Park is a mountain between the Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Rangers near Melrose known for the rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, steep vegetated valleys and exposed cliffs.

This area has quickly become a hot spot for runners, walkers and cyclists alike with this new trail offering a new view of the beautiful region. Just a few months ago, the small town of Melrose, nearby to Mount Remarkable, hosted the Fat Tyre Festival, which brought in bike lovers from across the state.

Visitors can birdwatch and spot native animals from cute wallabies to spikey echidnas as well as explore the picnic spots, lookouts and creek lines.

Find out more Mount Remarkable National Park here.

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