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.


ForestrySA promotion on YouTube:  Mt Lofty Ranges- a favourite place to play


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How to use the App (for volunteers)

Public Web Map

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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


19.09.2017 KIDMAN TRAIL RE-ROUTE: A section of The Kidman Trail has today been re-routed near Macclesfield. Coming from Macclesfield, the trail now continues the full length of Penna Road (instead of turning down Yates Lane), then onto Shofield, onto Wakefield, about 50 m on Purcell Rd before rejoining the existing route along Station Road. This new re-route removes Purell Road which is getting very busy, and original plans to build a roadside trail just never happened. Thank you to Destination Trails Nick Bowman for doing the work to relocate posts and re-mark- supported by Mt Barker Council, Office for Recreation & Sport and Department for Planning, Transport & Infrastructure.



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 for orders.

Google map link here




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.