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Berowra Valley
 
Barnetts Lookout
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km NW of Berowra
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 14 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 14 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

A very pleasant and easy stroll along a path to a stunning view. Starting from Barnetts Road car park you follow the footpath through the picnic area, past the playground then meander gently downhill through the open forest among the scribbly gum trees. You soon discover a fenced lookout platform with amazing views up and down the Berowra Valley. The views of trees go on forever, on a clear day you can even see the Blue Mountains. (open in app) more...

 
Bellamy fire trail
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NNE of Pennant Hills
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 34 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 34 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk follows a wide concrete trail through Berowra Valley Regional Park, through lovely bushland and the site of the historic Zig Zag railway. The railway is long gone, but the quarry site is interesting to explore and crossing Zig Zag Creek on the bridge gives a lovely view down on the fern trees. Stop and read the information signs along the way, bring your dog for a walk or use this trail for fitness training. The trail on the north side of Zig Zag Creek is very steep for about 50m, otherwise, this walk is easy to follow. To save the car shuttle you can just allow extra time and retrace your steps back to the start. (open in app) more...

 
Bellamy St to De Saxe Cl dog walking trail
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 36 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 36 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This short walk follows a concrete management trail between Bellamy St and De Saxe Close. This is one of a few dog friendly bushwalks in the Berowra Valley Regional Park. You walk through some beautiful bush with a good array of grass and eucalyptus trees. At the bottom of the valley a bridge spans ZigZag Creek allowing you to keep you feet dry. There are also some good information signs explaining the rich history of the railway line and quarry that once passed through here. The authorised dog walk exits up the steps to the base of De Saxe Cl. We have also include an alternate exit, staying on the main trail to then end of Timbarra Rd for those walking without dogs. (open in app) more...

 
Berowra to Berowra Waters
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNE of Berowra
Length: 5.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 287 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 287 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This pleasant walk follows the Great North Walk from Berowra Station down to Berowra Waters. On this walk you will spend much of the time on ridges enjoying scattered views across the Berowra Creek Valley, there are especially good views from Naa Badu Lookout. The walk crosses a few moist and cool gullies and scrambles for a few rocky outcrops. There are some steep climbs, and some pleasant strolls alongside the Berowra Creek. A short side trip at the end of the walk uses the ferry to cross the creek, to a cafe where you can grab a well deserved ice cream or bite to eat. (open in app) more...

 
Berowra to Cowan via Berowra Waters
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNE of Berowra
Length: 12.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 884 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 884 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

With train station at each end this walk explores the ridges and valleys around Berowra Waters. There are plenty of excellent views, especially at Naa Badu Lookout and the many creek vantage points along the way. There are some solid climbs on this walk so be sure to allow enough time. Berowra Waters, in the middle of the walk, is a great place for lunch or an ice cream, by taking the optional side trip across the river, on the free car-ferry, which is a pleasant ride in itself. (open in app) more...

 
Berowra to Hornsby
Time: 9 hrs 18 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNE of Berowra
Length: 22.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 22.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1423 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1423 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

One of the longer day walks in Berowra Valley National Park, this walk mostly follows Berowra Creek along the Great North Walk. Excellent views of the creek can be expected, especially at places like Crosslands and Fishponds. Be sure to pace yourself and take regular breaks. Crosslands and Tunks Ridge Reserve are popular rest places. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Berowra Waters to Cowan Station
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.3 km NNW of Berowra
Length: 7.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 7.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Muogamarra Nature Reserve
Climb: 597 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 597 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This is a hilly walk out of the beautiful Berowra Waters valley to Cowan Station. There are many wide views across Berowra Creek providing some great excuses for well deserved rest stops. Take your time to enjoy the views, and rock formations, and creek crossings along the way as the track leads a nearly direct route to Cowan Station, through a wonderfully remote section of bushland. (open in app) more...

 
Blackwattle Close loop
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km ENE of Cherrybrook
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 23 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 23 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This is a pleasant loop walk, close to Cherrybrook. The walk crosses Disturbed Creek (not officially named) a couple of times and includes some nice scenery along the creek with ferns, grasstrees and eucalypt forest. (open in app) more...

 
Blackwattle Trail
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km ENE of Cherrybrook
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 98 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 98 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk follows the Blackwattle Trail around the fringe of Cherrybrook, starting at the Cherrybrook Rural Fire Brigade building, in Shepherds Drive, and finishing in Patricia Place. It is a nice walk and follows a management trail for its whole length. The walk passes through a mix of dry eucalypt forest and wetter areas with ferns. There are also some patches of casuarinas and plenty of grasstrees to see along the way. (open in app) more...

 
Blue Gum Walk (Joe's Mountain Circuit)
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km W of Hornsby
Length: 4.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 231 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 231 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This is an enjoyable circuit walk that allows you to explore this rare pocket of Sydney Blue Gum forest. You will follow a signposted track across a few creeks and alongside Waitara Creek, with a few cascades. There are many small sandstone caves and a great diversity in plant life along the way. Sit quietly on the bank of Waitara Creek and you may see a water dragon, or get going early and listen for the Lyrebirds. (open in app) more...

 
Callicoma caves
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km SE of Cherrybrook
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 86 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 86 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk provides a beautiful mixture of scenery, including rainforest-like sections along the creek, as well as drier forest with grass trees and beautiful sandstone overhangs. The walk starts on Francis Greenway Dr and follows part of the Callicoma Walk. There are two main points of interest on the walk, the 'Coachwood Grotto' and the 'Callicoma Caves', making it a rewarding walk. (open in app) more...

 
Callicoma Loop
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 5.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 153 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 153 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This great circuit walk passes through some really nice forest around the fringe of Cherrybrook. Highlights of the walk include some beautiful rock overhangs at the 'Callicoma Caves', and the atmospheric 'Coachwood Grotto'. The walk starts and finishes at the pleasant Lakes of Cherrybrook park. (open in app) more...

 
Cherrybrook to Hornsby via Fishponds
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 536 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 536 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

A beautiful walk through the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The walk mostly follows the Great North Walk, between Cherrybrook and Hornsby. There are some fantastic lookouts along the way and some excellent scenery along Berowra creek, including the 'Fishponds'. The start and end of the walk are close to good shopping centres, so this is also a good walk for those who like to start or finish their walks in a cafe. (open in app) more...

 
Cherrybrook to Refuge Rock
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 4.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 147 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 147 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

A nice walk around the fringes of Cherrybrook plus the interesting and atmospheric Refuge Rock. The optional sidetrip to the natural rock arch adds some beautiful scenery to the walk. The walk passes through an interesting mixture of moist creek side scenery and drier forest before reaching Refuge Rock with its nice views. The extensive rock platforms at Refuge Rock are interesting to explore, or a nice place just to relax. (open in app) more...

 
Cherrybrook to Thornleigh
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 128 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 128 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk is mostly within the Berowra Valley Regional Park. It has some beautiful sections with great scenery, including sandstone rock features, lots of ferns and great scenery along Zig Zag creek. There is an optional side trip to visit the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. (open in app) more...

 
Clarinda St dog walking trail
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km NNW of Hornsby
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 22 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 22 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Walk: Easy

This short walk links Clarinda St and Simon Pl in Hornsby Heights. The walk follows a management trail and is one of three dog friendly walks in Berowra Valley Regional Park. Starting at the wetlands at the end of Clarinda St you follow the Great North Walk alternate route until the turn off to the Simon Place. Dogs on leash are most welcome on this section of the trail. (open in app) more...

 
Crosslands to Berowra Creek Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.2 km N of Hornsby
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 17 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 17 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This great walk starts from Crosslands Reserve. The walk follows a section of the Great North Walk along an old road, timber boardwalk and firm dirt tracks to a lovely timber lookout platform on the edge of Berowra Creek. Along the way are signs providing interesting information about the mangroves, estuaries and other surrounding flora and fauna. Make a day of it by enjoying the picnic areas and playground at the start of the walk. You can even book a campsite and enjoy the area for longer. (open in app) more...

 
Crosslands to Berowra Waters return
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8 km N of Hornsby
Length: 13.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 13.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1005 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1005 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This return walk starts from the Crosslands Reserve and follows the Great North Walk along Berowra creek. The walk includes some boardwalks. After climbing up the side of the valley, the walk comes back down into Berowra Waters. Here you can enjoy lunch by Berowra Creek, at the Garden House restaurant, or catch the free car-ferry across the river to find the fish cafe. (open in app) more...

 
Crosslands to Brooklyn
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km W of Berowra
Length: 27.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 27.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 1757 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1757 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

From the Crosslands Reserve, this walk heads along the Great North Walk via Berowra Waters, Cowan, Jerusalem Bay and onto Brooklyn. This is one of the prettiest multi-day walks in the area. The walk explores two rivers and ridge tops, giving a great variety of views. The campsite is not the best, and you will need to carry in water. (open in app) more...

 
Crosslands to Cowan
Time: 7 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8 km N of Hornsby
Length: 14 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 14 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1103 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1103 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Crosslands camping area and winds north alongside Berowra creek, passing through Berowra Waters and climbing up into Cowan. This day walk provides great views of the Berowra creek from the Naa Badu lookout and, as it finishes at the Cowan train station, there are fairly frequent trains running, providing a good transport option for the trip home. (open in app) more...

 
Crosslands to Naa Badu Lookout return
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8 km N of Hornsby
Length: 8.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 561 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 561 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This half day return walk starts from the Crosslands Reserve and follows a section of the Great North Walk along side Berowra creek, across boardwalks and bush tracks, before climbing steeply up the side of the valley to the Naa Badu Lookout. The lookout provides a great view down, across the valley and along Berowra creek. There are picnic benches and seats making it a great place for lunch. (open in app) more...

 
Daphne Place dog walking trail
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km NE of Cherrybrook
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 0.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 35 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 35 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This is a pleasant dog-friendly walk, passing through some nice bush on the fringe of Cherrybrook. Despite being within the Berowra Valley Regional Park, this is an 'Authorised On-Lead Dog Walking Track'. The walk starts at the end of Daphne Pl, Cherrybrook and can be done as a one-way walk, finishing at Patricia Cl, or by returning along the same track. (open in app) more...

 
Elouera Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.5 km NW of Thornleigh
Length: 0.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 44 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 44 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A short walk to a beautiful lookout with views over the Berowra Creek valley, near Westleigh. This is a short and interesting walk to one on those really beautiful pockets of bush in the middle of the suburbs. The lookout is in the Berowra Valley Regional Park and also on the Great North Walk. (open in app) more...

 
Galston Gorge to Berowra Station
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.3 km NNW of Hornsby
Length: 12.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 974 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 974 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Following mostly along the side of Berowra Creek, along a section of the Great North Walk, this walk is worth spending the day on. Crosslands is a good spot to break at about the half-way mark. Highlights include the views from the top of the ridges between Galston Gorge and Crosslands, and the section of track west of Calana Creek. There are a few nice water falls and classic sandstone formations for the area. Getting to the start may be tricky, but a taxi will drop you off. (open in app) more...

 
Galston Gorge to Mt Kuring-gai
Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.3 km NNW of Hornsby
Length: 12.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 846 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 846 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk follows the eastern side of the steep Berowra Creek valley from Galston Gorge to Crosslands and then heads over the ridge to follow Lyrbird Gully up to the train station at Mt Kuring-gai. This enjoyable section of The Great North Walk spends most of the time enjoying the wide tidal creeks in the deep valleys. There are many grass trees and sandstone caves to enjoy as well as several lovely places to camp. Crosslands provides road access, a chance to fill up the water bottle and an optional side trip to motel style accommodation at Crosslands Conventions centre. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby Blue Gum Walk
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 6.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 374 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 374 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This delightful loop is one of the prettiest and most popular walks in the Hornsby area. Going from an environment of ferns and clear bushland to dry sandstone bush near Berowra Creek, this walk has a good complement of environments. The side trip out to Joe's Mountain doesn't have the most fantastic views but is still a nice walk. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby station to Crosslands
Time: 6 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 16.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 16.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 938 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 938 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby train station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds. Enjoy the wonderful water hole at fishponds before continuing along Berowra Creek, passing through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and into Galston Gorge. From the Gorge the track keeps following the Berowra Creek past a waterfall to the Crosslands Campsite. People can drive down to Crosslands to pick you up at the end of the walk, or organise a taxi. Check the info at the end of the walk for crosslands closing times. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby to Brooklyn three day walk
Time: 3 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 43.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 43.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 2695 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 2695 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This three day walk follows the Great North Walk from Hornsby Station to Brooklyn, staying overnight at the Crosslands Reserve and the Great North Walk ridge top campsite. Some of the highlights along this walk are the sandstone cliffs at Fishponds, the great restaurants at Berowra Waters, and the beautiful Jerusalem Bay at Cowan Creek. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby to Fishponds
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 5.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 296 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 296 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

A short walk from Hornsby to reach a great spot for admiring Berowra Creek. This walk explores several different environments in the Regional Park along the way. Allow some time to sit and enjoy the view at Fishponds. Expect to see other people along the track as this is one of the most popular walks in the area. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby to Galston Gorge
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 9.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 473 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 473 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Starting at Hornsby station, you soon head into the bush and down the steep depression era stone steps through the volcanic Old Mans Valley, to a picnic area at the end of Rosemead Rd. Here you follow the Blue Gum walk through one of Sydney’s rare Blue Gum Forest stands to then cross Berowra Creek a few times at Fishponds waterhole. After exploring the edge of the valley you will cross the Steele Military Bridge before climbing to Tunks Ridge rest area. Not far from here the walk starts to lead steeply down enjoying more sandstone caves to cross under Galston Road to find the Galston trackhead. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai
Time: 9 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km SSW of Hornsby
Length: 22.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 22.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1319 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1319 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby train station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here the walk keeps following the Berowra Creek through the Crosslands campsite to Calna creek, and then up to Mt Kuring-gai. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.2 km NNE of Hornsby
Length: 9.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 9.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 425 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 425 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

From the ridge above Berowra Creek, this walk goes steeply down into the valley following Calna Creek. The narrow bush track section is quite beautiful with plenty of small creek crossings and sandstone overhangs. The grasslands section, just before coming to the junction of Calna and Berowra Creeks, is also very pretty. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)
Time: 8 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km SSW of Berowra
Length: 17.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 17.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1147 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1147 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Ridge tops, grasslands, creek crossings and spectacular views are all part of this walk as it ventures from the ridge above Berowra Creek down to water level and back up again. Take the short and free ferry ride across the creek to get lunch at Berowra Waters. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Kuring-gai Track to Berowra station
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km SSW of Berowra
Length: 9.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 553 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 553 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk explores three valleys, with great displays of wild flowers in spring, and some nice sandstone overhangs. The section between Mt Kuring-gai and the end of Calna Creek is particularly nice, and Naa Badu Lookout is well worth the small side trip. Take the time to enjoy the many creek side rest areas along the way. (open in app) more...

 
Refuge Rock
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.1 km NE of Cherrybrook
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 38 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 38 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A very nice walk through a small part of the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The extensive rock platforms of Refuge Rock make a beautiful place to relax and explore. The optional side trip to see the natural rock arch is well worth it, adding some really beautiful scenery to the walk. Another great bushland walk in the midst of the suburbs. (open in app) more...

 
Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 6.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 187 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 187 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park with good access by public transport. The walk starts and finishes at Thornleigh train station. The scenery includes beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek and nice forest while going up Stringybark ridge, plus as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. There are good spots to eat or grab a coffee near Thornleigh station before or after the walk. (open in app) more...

 
Stringybark Ridge loop via Bellamy St
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NW of Pennant Hills
Length: 4.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 123 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 123 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park. The walk starts and finishes at the end of Schofield Pde, Pennant Hills. The scenery includes nice forest while going down Stringybark ridge and beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek, as well as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. (open in app) more...

 
The Lakes of Cherrybrook loop
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.3 km ESE of Cherrybrook
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 10 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 10 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This short, pleasant loop walk is a nice one to do if you are having a picnic in the Lakes of Cherrybrook park, enjoying the atmosphere, free electric BBQs and playground. There is a good viewing platform extending onto the lake and there are usually ducks to be seen. The nearby shopping centre has some good cafes and eateries. (open in app) more...

 
Thornleigh to Cowan
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 35.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 35.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 2336 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 2336 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Following the Great North Walk and Berowra Creek through Berowra Valley Regional Park, this walk cuts straight through the length of the Park. The views are good, providing a broad idea of what this park has to offer. Conserve your energy for the section between Berowra Waters and Cowan as there are several solid hills. You can refill the tummy in Berowra Waters with a couple cafes to choose from. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Thornleigh to Galston Gorge
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 15.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 768 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 768 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk follows the Great North Walk above Berowra Creek from Thornleigh to Galston Gorge, on bush tracks and service trails. The Steele Bridge is quite an interesting landmark of the area. Fishponds is a wonderful highlight, it is a lovely water hole surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs. The walk finishes on a road a long way from anywhere, you will need to organise a friend to pick you up. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Thornleigh to Hornsby
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 10.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 10.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 525 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 525 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Starting at Thornleigh station you walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway you start wandering through the Berowra Creek valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby station. (open in app) more...

 
Thornleigh to Mt Kuring-Gai
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WNW of Thornleigh
Length: 28.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 28.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 1614 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1614 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This overnight walk starts from Thornleigh train station and follows the Great North Walk down through the Berowra Valley Regional Park and along Berowra creek. The walk passes through Fishponds and up to the top of Galston Gorge to the campsite. From there, the walk continues along the Great North Walk, down through the gorge and along Berowra Creek to Crosslands Reserve, then back out the well signposted Mt Kuring-gai link track. The walk finishes at the train station, soon after leaving the bush. Note this walk was re-routed in early 2016 to go via the streets of Hornsby Heights. This re-route is due to the multi-agency decision to close the Fishponds to Steele Bridge section of the Benowie Track. This decision has upset many people and the protest continues. (open in app) more...

 
Wareemba Ave to Thornleigh
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.2 km NW of Normanhurst
Length: 8.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 8.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Berowra Valley National Park
Climb: 472 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 472 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This pleasant half day walk starts from Wareemba Avenue in Thornleigh and winds down into the valley along service trails and bush tracks. The walk then follows a section of the Blue Gum Walk to the Great North Walk. From here the walk follows the Great North Walk to Thornleigh train station. Along this walk you will see a dense and thriving forest filled with Blue Gums and Bracken Ferns, plenty of wild flowers and a wide variety of native animals. (open in app) more...

 
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