Kidman Trail

The Kidman Trail is a multi-use horse-riding, cycling and walking trail. It traverses 269 kilometres of roadsides, quiet farm routes, forest tracks and unmade road reserves. The trail, starting at Willunga and finishing at Kapunda will take you through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley tourism areas. The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing manage the Kidman Trail.


Plan your route and check weather conditions. On total fire ban days, ForestrySA land is closed.

Be familiar with Australian road rules regarding horses, bicycles and pedestrians.

Horse need to be healthy and able to be controlled. On many parts of the trail horses need to be familiar with traffic passing closely, crossing water courses and a variety of distractions including cyclists, walkers, emus, kangaroos and gas guns in vineyards.

Leave nothing behind. Take all rubbish, excess horse feed and manure home with you.

Biosecurity - stopping the spread of plant and animal diseases is important.

  • Clean horses' hooves before and after going on the trail. Remove mud and spray with disinfectant such as methylated spirits

  • Park your car and float in designated areas or on a hardened surface

  • Keep to the designated trail at all times

  • Obey all signage relating to closed trails.