New trails open favourite parks to cyclists and walkers

Date posted: 20 May 2013

A new network of dual-use trails has been unveiled in one of the state’s most popular national parks.

The trails at Belair National Park, which attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year, are designed for both mountain bikers and walkers and form part of an exciting network of new shared-use trails stretching across more than 60km.

The combined trails provide more opportunities for people to explore and experience nature than ever before.

The extension of shared-use trails is part of a SA Government pilot project aimed at increasing the use and enjoyment of the state’s national parks and reserves.

Belair’s trails follow the opening of fire access tracks to cyclists in the Cleland Conservation Park late last year. A 17km long, specially-designed network is also being built at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, to cater for families and cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Belair’s new trails have been designed to cater for a range of riders, with areas suited to leisurely family riding while 'backcountry' paths and an adventure link will appeal to more experienced riders.

Riders entering Belair National Park on bikes will not be required to pay the park's vehicle entry fee.

A series of free cycling maps will soon be available to download from our website.