Adelaide’s oldest, and smallest, online reservoir is the centrepiece to Hope Valley Reservoir Reserve, the state’s first metropolitan reservoir reserve to open for public access.
Easily accessed with a link from the O-Bahn Bikeway, Hope Valley Reservoir Reserve provides a range of trails stretching a total of 4.9 km which, together with tree-lined footpaths, provides a loop of the reservoir for easy access walking and cycling.
There’s a great outlook across the water to the hills from much of the trail, including the 800m dam wall which you can walk across. The trail here is ideal for walking and running with room for families to enjoy a picnic.
The flora graphic used here for Hope Valley are the Small scurf pea (Cullen parvum), River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and Silky blue-grass (Dichanthium sericeum)