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Cascades Track (from Davidson)
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km SW of Davidson
Length: 3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Garigal National Park
Climb: 119 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 119 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

This pleasant, return walk starts in Davidson and follows the Cascades Track along the management trails as it winds down into the valley. In the main valley, the walk comes to the Cascades just upstream of the Frenchs and Middle Harbour Creeks junction. The Cascades are surrounded by rock platforms, which make the perfect vantage points to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Cascades Track (from Davidson)

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Cascades Track (from Davidson)
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Stone Pde
Int of Cascades and Frenchs Creek service trails
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cascades and Frenchs Creek service trails

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
The Cascades Track Head
 
The Cascades Track Head +
 
Following the service trail
 
Following the service trail +
 
Crossing Borgnis Creek
 
Crossing Borgnis Creek +

 
Continuing through the bush
 
Continuing through the bush +
 
Climbing up the asphalted hills
 
Climbing up the asphalted hills +
 
Continuing through the bush
 
Continuing through the bush +

 
The Cascades Track and Frenchs Creek
 
The Cascades Track and Frenchs Creek +
 
Waterhole at the Cascades
 
Waterhole at the Cascades +
 
The Cascades
 
The Cascades +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Cascades Track (from Davidson) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Cascades Track (from Davidson) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cascades Track (from Davidson) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Cascades Track (from Davidson) bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 3km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 950m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 570m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 950m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 570m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 950m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 570m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Stone Pde
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Stone Pde
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Stone Pde to Int of Cascades and Frenchs Creek service trails
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 946 m Time = 22 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -77 m
From the intersection, the walk passes through the metal gate marked with the Cascades Track sign, and follows the (initially) asphalted service trail. The service trail winds down into the valley, steeply at times, until it comes to the signposted intersection with the French's Creek Track.

(0.95 km) Int of Cascades and Frenchs Creek service trails to The Cascades
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 565 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the service trail, leaving the French's Creek track to the right. The walk descends before following a creek for a short distance to the cascades.

The Cascades Alt = 27 m
The Cascades are a series of small cascades (little waterfalls) in Garigal National Park. The cascades centre around a large rock platform on Middle Harbour Creek and are found in the northern section of the park, at the intersection of the Middle Harbour and Cascade Tracks. The cascades make a great spot to sit and rest when exploring the area.

Catch the bus from Stone Pde
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Stone Pde
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 6.2 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 6.6 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 6.6 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 6.7 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 8.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Cascades Track (from Davidson).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Cascades Track (from Davidson)
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
9 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 27 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 35 km (to the NNE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Garigal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Largely following Middle Harbour Creek and stretching from Seaforth in the south to St Ives in the north Garigal National Park is hidden through Sydney's Northern suburbs. Despite how close it is to large urban centres Garigal is quite beautiful with lots of different walking and cycling tracks. For those just wishing to picnic Davidson Reserve is a great spot just next to Middle Harbour Creek, under the Roseville Bridge.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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