20 miles
820 ft
-511 ft
1,622 ft
High Point

Riesling Trail Details

  • Riding area
    South Australia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    RD, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

The Riesling Trail was originally a railway line that traveled between Adelaide and Spalding that was first established in 1860. It’s future was becoming uncertain in the 1980’s and after it received substantial damage during the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfire a decision was made to close the line down. A group of locals believed it could be rejuvenated as a recreation trail and in 1994 it reopened as the Riesling Trail. It was the first conversion of a railway line into a recreation trail for walking and cycling in South Australia.

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More Stats for Riesling Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    309 ft
  • Altitude min
    991 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,005 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,314 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,439 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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