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The Pioneer Womens Trail

Hike State
Hike Level


22 KM

Hike Duration

7-8 Hours

Hike Style

One Way

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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

Silver Rd, Bridgewater SA 5155, Australia

The Pioneer Womens Trail

Image: James Musci

Why this Hike

This hike set up to honour the Women from Hahndorf who helped the people of Adelaide by supplying them with fresh produce. The trail which follows part of the Heysen Trail before following the South Eastern Freeway is a fantastic adventure not far from the city and can be done in one day or split up over two (unfortunately no overnight camping).

Track Notes & Overview

Starting at Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre in Verdun this hike follows Mount Barker Road before turning left onto Oak Avenue and then right onto Osterley Avenue before turning down Heath Avenue to link up with a section of the Heysen Trail. Follow the trail all the way until the Stirling Golf Club where you turn off onto Davenport Road and right at Old Carey Gully Road, follow this road under the freeway and then turn right onto Old Mount Barker Road follow this road as it runs parallel to the freeway and leave it to keep following the freeway onto Pomona Road. Keep walking along the high way joining a track after the roundabout under the freeway again and onto main street before continuing to follow the freeway using Beela Track. Keep walking as it becomes Mireen Track before coming out onto Old Bullock Track, follow this track and continue walking as it joins the Pioneer Womens Walking Trail until reaching the end at Brock Reserve.

*Please note that this hike overview is a summary and does not include all roads followed due to the winding nature of this walk, the overview will give you a good understanding of the walk and along the trail it should be marked with a blue, wavy letter ‘P’, for a little more into visit here.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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