Your guide to adventure in Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

04 Jun. 2024 3 min read

Discover the hidden gem of Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, nestled between Salisbury East and Golden Grove in Adelaide’s north.

This park offers an extensive 20km network of shared-use trails perfect for hikers and mountain bikers. It’s also a great spot to catch glimpses of birdlife and is home to the stunning red-rumped parrot that can be seen nesting in Mallee-box tree hollows.

Find out more below.

A trail for everyone

The shared-use trails within Cobbler Creek Recreation Park cater to a range of users, from casual walkers to seasoned mountain bike riders. With more than 20km of trails, there's something for everyone. The trails wind through scenic woodlands and alongside Cobbler Creek, offering breathtaking views and a chance to connect with nature.

For those seeking an extra dose of excitement, Pedler's Paddock offers specialised zones designed for riders of all skill levels. Families with children or beginners can enjoy the safety and encouragement of the Beginners Zone, while thrill-seekers can test their skills on the Jump Tracks.

For those looking for a fun challenge suitable for all ages, the Pump Track is a great place for beginner to advanced riders to hone their riding skills. Pump tracks teach body positioning, cornering, and jump techniques. Test yourself and see how many laps you can do without pedalling!

Did you know? Pedler’s Paddock is named after William Pedler, a local cobbler (shoe maker) who lived here with his family from 1850 to 1916.

Choosing the right trail for you

There are trails ranging from easy to difficult within the park, and it’s vital to pick one that matches your skill level. Research trails before you go - there’s information about trails on the Cobbler Creek parks page to guide you. When you get to the park, pay close attention to the on-site signs and ensure you don’t cross onto more advanced tracks.

The park offers advanced and extremely advanced trails designed for highly confident and experienced riders, which may include unavoidable drops and gaps.

Download mountain bike trail maps

Many of our parks offer downloadable PDF maps so you can choose a trail that’s right for you. Head over to your chosen park’s page and tap on the ‘Maps’ tab. Got a smartphone or tablet? Download the free Avenza PDF Map app to keep interactive national park maps right at your fingertips!

Top tips to share the trails

  • Keep yourself and others safe by being in the know before you go
  • Be aware of your surroundings and yield to other users when necessary
  • Keep to the left and pass on the right
  • Communicate with others when approaching or passing
  • Respect the environment and other users' experiences
  • Plan your ride or walk.

Explore and enjoy

Cobbler Creek's shared-use trails offer a unique opportunity to explore the Adelaide Hills' natural beauty while building connections with fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Grab your hiking boots, bike, or binoculars and experience the joys of shared-use trails for yourself!


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