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, return from St Ives bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cascades Track, return from St Ives bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||1 hr 30 mins
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
||Clearly signposted (1/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 90m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.7km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 1.7km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 1.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 1.7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 65m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Douglas Street Reserve
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|Wed|| 29°||Showers. Likely storm developing.|
|Sat||16°|24°||Possible late shower.|
Douglas Street Reserve is a natural bushland area owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve is bound by Garigal National Park, Douglas St and Acron Rd oval. The reserve is home to the western track head for the Cascade Track.
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment. 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.