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The Ridge Track Loop
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.9 km S of Revesby
Length: 2.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Georges River 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 There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This circuit walk follows the well signposted Ridge Track as it winds up through the bush between Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River. The walk starts at Morgans Creek picnic area and heads back down to the river at Cattle Duffers Flats, then loops back to the start along the driveway. This walk is a great way to explore the diverse plants, and views of the park. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Georges River National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for The Ridge Track Loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of The Ridge Track Loop
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Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
Int of Ridge and Burrawang Flat tracks
Int of Mid-Burrawang Reach and Ridge Track
Int of Ridge and Cattle Duffers Flats tracks
Northern point of  Cattle Duffers Flat
Gate at Cattle Duffers Flat Entrance
Int of the Ridge Access Track at Burrawang Flats
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track

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
 Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303S 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of the Ridge Track
 
Start of the Ridge Track +
 
Following the bushtrack around the side of the hill
 
Following the bushtrack around the side of the hill +
 
Crossing a short wooden walkway
 
Crossing a short wooden walkway +

 
winding through the bush
 
winding through the bush +
 
heading down the hill towards Cattle Duffers Flats
 
heading down the hill towards Cattle Duffers Flats +
 
intersection at cattle differs flats
 
intersection at cattle differs flats +

 
following the road
 
following the road +
 
passing through burrawang flat
 
passing through burrawang flat +
 
Alongside the river
 
Alongside the river +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the The Ridge Track Loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the The Ridge Track Loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Ridge Track Loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the The Ridge Track Loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.9km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
1.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1km is flat with no steps. The remaining (120m) is very steep.

Quality of track
Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.4km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 190m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
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 Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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|

Morgans Creek Alt = 2 m
This large, riverside area starts at the intersection of Henry Lawson Drive and The River Road, following the 'Georges River National Park' sign down the driveway, where it passes a large car park for the boat ramp and bends around to the right, continuing along the side of the river with several picnic areas and plenty of open space. There are toilets and taps at the northern end of the reserve, at the car park for the boat ramp.

(0 km) Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track to Int of Ridge and Burrawang Flat tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 353 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -16 m
From the road, this walk follows the 'Ridge track' sign up the rock steps and up the bush track. The track climbs up and along the side of the ridge until it comes to the intersection of the signposted 'Burrawang Reach' on the left.

(0.35 km) Int of Ridge and Burrawang Flat tracks to Int of Ridge and Cattle Duffers Flats tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 983 m Time = 23 mins
Climb = 62 m Descent = -45 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows 'Cattle Duffers Flats' sign, keeping Georges River to the left while heading around the rock ledge. The track heads through some really nice sandstone rock formations, with plenty of gum trees and ferns around. The track continues through the bush until it comes to an un-signposted downhill track on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track winding along the side of the ridge, with the Georges River visible through the trees to the left. The track heads along the side of the hill, crossing a small creek and heading uphill on the other side. The walk goes under a set of power lines, then along the ridge for a while before crossing under two more sets of power lines and over some metal pipes. The track then comes to a signposted intersection with a track on the left (which heads down to Cattle Duffers Flats).

(1.34 km) Int of Ridge and Cattle Duffers Flats tracks to Northern point of Cattle Duffers Flat
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 117 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -24 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Cattle Duffers Flat' sign down the hill. There are a number of rocky steps as the track heads down through the sandstone to the clearing at Cattle Duffers Flat. At the bottom of the hill, the track comes out in a grassy clearing, across the road from the toilet block.

(1.45 km) Northern point of Cattle Duffers Flat to Int of the Ridge Access Track at Burrawang Flats
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.05 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -29 m
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the road (keeping the river on the right) towards the entrance of Cattle Duffers Flats. The road bends to the right and as it approaches the river, there are great views off to the right. The road bend to the left and comes to a green gate with a welcome to 'Cattle Duffers Flats' sign next to it.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the road, keeping Georges River on the right. The walk continues past the sign into Cattle Duffers Flat and passes a toilet block, following the river for a while until coming to another toilet block at the signposted intersection of the 'Ridge Track' (on the left side of the road at Burrawang Flat).

(2.5 km) Int of the Ridge Access Track at Burrawang Flats to Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 356 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the road, keeping the Georges River to the right. The road passes the 'Barrawang Flat' sign then bends to the left, passing the entrance to the large car park, and climbs up the hill to the signposted intersection with the Ridge Track on the right side of the road.

Catch the bus from Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
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 Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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)
Onrope 11 Nelson Ave, Padstow (02) 9709 6299 4.5 km
Jeffs Camping & Disposals Lvl2/ 444 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9708 5092 7.6 km
Dans Caravans 422 Hume Hwy, Yagoona (02) 9790 7047 7.6 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 7.8 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 6.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to The Ridge Track Loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from The Ridge Track Loop
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1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 8 km (to the E)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
28 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 34 km (to the SSW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 42 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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Georges River National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Georges River National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area closure
Cattle Duffers Flat picnic area is closed to the public whilst essential maintenance is carried out. The area will re-open as soon as this work is completed.


Walker Feedback

Comments
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JL - not maintained IP:101.175.39.xxx | 2014-09-21 03:19:35
this track is not walkable any more. not maintained...
Greg & Julie - Pleasant enough walk in the bu IP:110.20.123.xxx | 2015-05-03 02:45:48
Did the walk today after 2 weeks of heavy rain. We improvised and walked directly along the river bank for approx 1k to where the hill comes right down to the river. We then bush bashed to the top of the ridge and followed the path back. Nice enough little walk and it ened our fortnight of cabin fever
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