Recreation Trails

Dataset Number1729
Dataset TitleRecreation Trails
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Joint Custodian: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionData layer includes trails which generally consist of a formed pathway on the ground surface. Portions of some long distance trails which coincide with vehicular tracks or constructed roads, or exist only as a natural ground surface are included. Dataset includes trails managed by both the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR). This dataset supersedes DEWNR Recreational Trail Routes and ORS Trails.
UsageCan be used as a general indication of these features within the State and to determine the location and type of trail that users can access for recreational purposes.

Data Quality

LineageThis dataset was created to store complete recreation trails data, including the main trail, trail loops and spurs. Where loop trails coincide with the main trail the geometry has been duplicated to enable easy selection and mapping of these features. Portions of long distance trails which coincide with vehicular tracks or constructed roads are included; portions which exist only as a natural ground surface (do not consist of a formed pathway) are also included. Trails managed by both the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) have been consolidated in this dataset. Data was sourced from existing datasets which may include GPS field data. Features were validated using existing trail or park maps, either hard copy or electronic via various web sites, and aerial imagery. Some features sourced from GPS data were edited to remove inconsistencies and excess vertices. Additional trails have been added within State Parks from field information.
CompletenessThis dataset is a work in progress. Improvements in attribution and content are ongoing. New trails currently being developed will be included as project data becomes available (eg. Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail). Trails developed and managed by Local Government may be included in future (eg. Walk the Yorke Trail). This dataset may also be expanded to include other trail types in future (eg. Canoeing and Diving trails).
Positional Accuracy90% of well defined features are within +/- 10 metres of their true position.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired21/01/2015
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyMonthly
Maintenance MethodTrails are generally updated on advice received from trail managers within Regional Programs or NPWSA regions (DEW) or the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (DPC). Trails are maintained by heads-up digitising from orthophotography and integration of data from other sources (eg. GPS capture).
AusGOALNot yet determined


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
RecreationTrailsTrailType textType of Trail (eg. Walking, Cycling, Multi-use)
RecreationTrailsTrailCategory textTrail Category (eg. Main, Loop, Spur, Access)
RecreationTrailsTrailStatus textTrail Status (eg. Active, Inactive, Proposed)
RecreationTrailsWalkClass short integerWalking Trail Classification based AS 2156.1
RecreationTrailsPersistentID Long IntegerUnique feature Identifier
RecreationTrailsCaptureSource Long IntegerMetadata: Source Mapping Program
RecreationTrailsCaptureMethod short integerMetadata: method of data capture ie digitised etc
RecreationTrailsFeatureSource short integerMetadata: information source used to identify feature
RecreationTrailsHorizontalAccuracy DoubleMetadata: Horizontal accuracy in metres
RecreationTrailsFeatureRelDate DateMetadata: Currency of the feature / reference source currency
RecreationTrailsAttributeRelDate DateMetadata: Currency of the attribute data
RecreationTrailsTrailName textName of Trail
RecreationTrailsTrailRegion textName of Trail Region (specific to Mawson Trail)
RecreationTrailsTrailNetwork textName of Parent Trail ie. Trail Network (eg. Heysen Trail, Mawson Trail)
RecreationTrailsWalk_Rating textWalking Trail rating (eg. Walk (Easy), Hike (Moderate), Trek (Challenging))
RecreationTrailsHorse_Rating textHorse Trail Rating (eg. Easy, Intermediate, Advanced)
RecreationTrailsMTB_Rating textBike Trail Difficulty Rating based on IMBA Australia Rating System
RecreationTrailsDirection textTrail direction to identify one way/ downhill trails
RecreationTrailsOnType textTrail OnType is used to identify Boardwalks (eg. OnBoardwalk)
RecreationTrailsEditDate DateDate on which the spatial and/ or attribute object(s) of a feature were last edited

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
Postal AddressGPO Box 1047

SA 5001