The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy “seeing the world in a different way” through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism regions. The trail is proudly named after Sir Sidney Kidman, a prominent local pastoralist and horse breeder. Kidman was a pioneer of his time with unparalleled forethought in business and interminable community spirit.  The Kidman Trail provides a scenic trail that highlights the natural beauty, cultural history and major points of interest along the Mount Lofty Ranges.

A number of trailheads providing information on horse yarding, campsites and float parking are installed along the route.

 

Out now! KIDMAN CAMPSITES brochure. Includes the new Cowell Rd Campsite.

YouTube:  Mt Lofty Ranges- a favourite place to play

 

Go Electronic!

Kidman Trail Information Maphttp://bit.ly/1t6QC9G

Report A Problem – http://bit.ly/1xFdJ1N

How to use the App (for volunteers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_-J_hMbVCE

In Daily media story about the Kidman Trail APP  http://indaily.com.au/flinders-news/2015/02/17/trail-blazing-student-creates-map-app-horse-sa/

 

NOTES

Horse Riding:   A_guide_to_riding_the_Kidman_Trail_with_backup_support by Pam Brookman
Riding the Kidman Trail– a story by Christobel Gurr about the Adelaide Trail Horse Riders group ride Sept. 2015

 

 

MAPS

Visit the Horse SA ‘shop’ page for info on how to purchase maps or; full map sets are also able to be purchased at the following outlets:

Bike SA             Friends of the Heysen Trail          Cartographics – Unley Road

The Map Shop          Kapunda & Light Tourism Association – Visitor Information Centre              Barossa Visitor Information Centre

SA Visitor & Travel Centre

Wholesale enquiries welcome.

Why not have some maps on had as gifts in your trail club, or to use as a small fundraiser. Contact Horse SA E:horsesa@horsesa.asn.au for orders.

Google map link here

The Kidman Trail can also be downloaded from here: under  ORS
Trails   http://dpti.sa.gov.au/open_data_portal

 

LAND MANAGERS

Thank you to the following land managers who host the Kidman Trail.

ForestrySA   City of Onkaparinga   Alexandrina Council    District Council of Mount Barker     Rural City of Murray Bridge    Mid-Murray Council

Barossa Council    Light Regional Council    and the private land holders who have agreed to allow their properties to be used.

 

MANAGEMENT

Kidman Trail Management Plan  2009     kidman trail management_hi res