The Adelaide 100 will link up existing infrastructure, creating short distance links to create a 100km trail. Adelaide is renowned for its beautiful parks and reserves that encircle our city, enhance our suburbs, thread along our coast and feature throughout the hills. The trail will take in these beautiful areas.
The first post was installed in the Adelaide Hills, directing walkers along a short section of a road reserve along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.
The trail proposal involves key stakeholders like the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Foresty SA and numerous local councils.
Read more about the project, and the proposed Adelaide100 trail route at
Luke Meyers ran the not-yet-completed route:
The still under completion "Walking SA" Adelaide 100 trail. Followed course as set out on website maps.
Course started at the Torrens River Outlet, West Beach SA. Follows the coastal paths through Glenelg, Brighton and down to Seacliff. Then up the Sea to Summit route through O'Halloran Hill, Sturt Gorge, and Belair NP then deviates through Mark Oliphant CP, Heathfield, Mt George, Carey Gully, Norton Summit, Morialta CP and Black Hill. Next is through Campbelltown and down the Torrens River through the city of Adelaide back to est Beach.
Some links with extra info below:
|Sonja Jansen||14h 47m 17s|
|Damien Teney||15h 3m 23s|
|Marcus Staker, Ryley Smithson||15h 7m 27s|
|Luke Meyers||21h 58m 0s|
To anyone planning to do this route: as of October 2020, it has more and more official markers. It has also undergone slight modifications compared to the version ran by Marcus & Ryley on 2020-06-19. The up-to-date map is at https://adelaide100.com.au. Since there is almost no difference in overall distance, I would suggest running the official (hopefully final) version of the course for future FKT attempts.
Here's a list of places where to watch out for differences between the markings and the old GPS files:
- linear park near Lochiel park,
- bottom or Orchard track (use the small side trail, not the main track),
- gully Road Reserve to the beach in Seacliff,
- north of glenelg, along the Patawalonga river,
- netween Thorndon park and the linear park (on the left side of Fiffth Creek),
- linear park into Henley Beach (final stretch on the left bank).
I followed signposts when I could and hopefully this will be more clear as they finish the route.
I've emailed with Walking SA and they have informed me that the gps map they have on their website has not been updated to reflect the latest sign posts, its just approximate and will be updated once the whole thing is finished.
There are a few sections that I found had to be altered from the official site and there were no signposts so I had to improvise.
When going Clockwise
Mt George - The map suggests you would have to bash straight through blackberry bushes or enter private property. I spoke with the property owners beforehand and they said people are technically allowed to entre Mt George via their driveway but I think it best to still let them know/ask for permission (I can put you in touch).
Blackwood Hill reserve is sparsely signposted and it doesn't match the map. It was quite difficult to navigate especially since there had been a lot of rain so getting around the river was challenging.
Approaching Wadmore Park the map takes you along Fifth Creek but this was impassable due to storm damage so I had to find another way around.
Sharps Rd to Greenhill Rd - the road ends and you have to go through people's backyards - the official map was not possible here either as the creek was too high and there was no way to cross - I took a bit of road that veered off to the right and then onto a driveway - it turned out to be private property again (I can put you in touch with the land owners here too).