Craigburn Farm Little River hiking trail is new developed in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park and is popular with walkers and mountain bike riders. The shared use trail is situated in Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, which is close to Blackwood, southern suburb of Adelaide.
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located 13 km south of Adelaide.
Historical , Craigburn Farm was a land over 800 acres on both sides of Sturt Creek. Craigburn Farm was established by Peter Cumming who was born in 1796 in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in South Australia in 1853.
Craigburn Farm Little River is a loop walk, which consists of a mix of gentle tracks with a bit of everything, old pastures, creeks, lake away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Distance: 5.6 km
Elevation: 107.5 m
Time: 1.5 hours
Season: All ( Good for a short workout in the evening during summer).
Park the car in the car park at the Blackwood Football Club.
How to get there: Driving from Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood turn onto Brighton Parade. At the roundabout take the second exit to Cumming Street. Follow the road turning left onto Trevor Terrace. At the end of the road, turn right onto Craigburn Road. The Blackwood Football car park is on your right.
By train: Take the train towards Belair and stop at Coromandel Railway station. Walk to destination 1.5 km.
An alternative is to start in Bellevue Heights, Eve Road. From Eve Road enter Sturt Gorge Conservation Park via Kurrakilla Trail, turn left after about 800m, following the walking trail parallel to Bushland drive. Reaching Magpie Creek , follow the walking trail along the creek, crossing the creek a couple of times. Vegetation can be overgrown in some areas.
Turning right through Blackwood Hill Reserve you will reach Craigburn Farm shared trails. In the park there is a myriad of trails and some of them are shared with mountain bikes, so take great care on the shared trails. This walk is 8,16 km and takes about 2 hours.