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Glasson's Trail
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.1 km WNW of Kincumber
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Climb: 158 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 158 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
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

Glasson's Trail starts near the main entrance to Kincumber Mountain Reserve and follows a series of management trails and tracks up to the main picnic area. The walk offers a great way to explore the diverse vegetation and visiting some interesting rock formations. The walk is signposted and crosses the road a few times before coming across a single picnic table near the end of the walk. The walk finishes at the more popular picnic area at Honeman's Rock. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Glasson's Trail

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Glasson's Trail
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Glasson's Car Park
Water tank intersection
Glasson's crossing
Bottom of Overflow car park
Top of Overflow car park
Honeman's Rock
Starting point for this hiking track: Glasson's Car Park

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
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Photo Gallery

 
Glasson's Car Park
 
Glasson's Car Park +
 
Track heading from behind Glasson's Car Park
 
Track heading from behind Glasson's Car Park +
 
Up stairs near Reservoir
 
Up stairs near Reservoir +

 
Interesting rock boulders beside track
 
Interesting rock boulders beside track +
 
Up the stairs beside the water reservoir
 
Up the stairs beside the water reservoir +
 
Walking along Glasson's Track
 
Walking along Glasson's Track +

 
Water reservoir
 
Water reservoir +
 
Glasson's Trail
 
Glasson's Trail +
 
Glasson's Trail
 
Glasson's Trail +

 
Boulders near valley view on Glasson's Trail
 
Boulders near valley view on Glasson's Trail +
 
Glasson's Trail
 
Glasson's Trail +
 
Gate at road crossing
 
Gate at road crossing +

 
Stairs near the road crossing
 
Stairs near the road crossing +
 
Glasson's Trail on eastern side of road
 
Glasson's Trail on eastern side of road +
 
Cicada Shell
 
Cicada Shell +

 
Dry bushland on ridge top
 
Dry bushland on ridge top +
 
Gum tree and boulders
 
Gum tree and boulders +
 
Cicada on tree
 
Cicada on tree +

 
Track heading down the ridge to the road
 
Track heading down the ridge to the road +
 
Picnic shelter in overflow car park
 
Picnic shelter in overflow car park +
 
Steps between main picnic area and the overflow car park
 
Steps between main picnic area and the overflow car park +

 
Top of path on Glasson's Trail
 
Top of path on Glasson's Trail +
 
Honeman's Rock
 
Honeman's Rock +
 
Looking across Honeman's Rock to the Mud Brick Building
 
Looking across Honeman's Rock to the Mud Brick Building +

 
Mud brick building 'kiosk'
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk' +
 
View from the Mud Brick Building
 
View from the Mud Brick Building +
 
One of a few carparks next to the mud brick building
 
One of a few carparks next to the mud brick building +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Glasson's Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Glasson's Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Glasson's Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Glasson's Trail 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 1.7km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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
1000m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 650m has short steep hills. The remaining (50m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
870m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 650m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (180m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Glasson's Car Park
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)
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Drive to Glasson's Car Park
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.
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(0 km) Glasson's Car Park to Water tank intersection
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 159 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -3 m
From the car park (about 230m from the end of Kincumber St past the 'Kincumber Mountain Regional Reserve' sign[1]), this walk heads to the back of the car park, through the gap in the fence and turns right. The walk follows the track, keeping the water tank up the hill to the right. The walk leads up some timber steps through the rocks and, soon after passing the water tank, the track comes to a 'T' intersection with a management trail.

(0.16 km) Water tank intersection to Glasson's crossing
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 813 m Time = 21 mins
Climb = 66 m Descent = -35 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail away from the water tank and gently down the hill, keeping the valley to the left. The trail meanders through the bush for about 300m, rounding a wide sweeping right-hand bend - during this bend, the walk comes to a rocky outcrop with a view into the valley (on the left). From here, the walk continues around the bend and up the hill. As the walk enters a more lush section of forest, the trail becomes narrower for a while. The trail then begins to climb again as it widens back out, before coming to a locked gate and road. The walk crosses the road, coming to a small clearing on the other side.

(0.97 km) Glasson's crossing to Bottom of Overflow car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 486 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 46 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the clearing, this walk heads up the ramp behind the clearing, keeping the road to the left. The track leads up the timber steps, between the timber posts and turns right, heading up more steps. The rocky track flattens out somewhat and heads along the top of the ridge, among the grass trees and angophora forest, where the track then leads down the hill to the road. At the road, the walk turns right to follow the road for about 10m, then turns left and follows the track back into the bush (now with the road to the right). This track gently meanders for almost 100m before coming to the bottom of a car park, a picnic shelter and a 'Glasson's Trail - Island View Entrance 1300 metres' sign[2] pointing back down the track.

Glasson's Trail Picnic Area Alt = 142 m
At the lower end of the overflow car park, near the top of Glasson's Trail, is a single picnic table and shelter[3]. There are no other facilities here. A short distance from the main picnic area, this is an alternative spot for those wanting a picnic table amongst more native trees.

(1.46 km) Bottom of Overflow car park to Top of Overflow car park
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 51 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the picnic shelter, this walk heads uphill across the car park to another 'Glasson's Trail'[4] sign, at the base of the stone steps.

(1.51 km) Top of Overflow car park to Honeman's Rock
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 125 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the top of the car park, this walk follows the 'Glassons Trail - Honemans Rock picnic area' sign[5] up the stone steps. The track follows the footpath for a short time before coming to a large clearing and another 'Glassons Trail' sign[6] pointing back down to the car park. From here, the walk heads across the grassy area, bending to the right around the rock to come to the end of Honeman's rock (on the left) and a gate (on the right) (just in view of the mud brick building).

Honeman's Rock Alt = 163 m
Honeman's Rock (aka Honeyman's Rock) is a large rock outcrop in front of the mud brick building, in the Honeman's Rock Picnic area. The exposed section of rock is 60m long and about 30m wide, with the western side having a significant unfenced drop. The rock is named after Cecil Lyle Honeman who became a lease holder on the mountain in 1962[7]. The rock has a large depression that once filled with water, and a drain has been dug to keep the pool empty and clear of rubbish.

(1.63 km) Honeman's Rock to Mudbrick building car park
Walk: Easy - openland
Length = 61 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Honeman's rock, this walk heads up the hill over the grassy clearing to the front of the mud brick building and the car park on the right.

Mud Brick Building Alt = 170 m
The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme[8]. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club[9] for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

Honeman's Rock picnic area Alt = 171 m
Honeman's Rock picnic area is a large picnic area at the top end of Island View Drive. This picnic area has a couple of large grassy areas[10], composting toilets[11], free electric BBQs[12], picnic tables[13], shelters, garbage bins[14], drinking water[15] and information signs[16]. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building[17] (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock[18], from which the area derives its name. There is a fair amount of parking available next the picnic area, and some extra spaces a few hundred meters down the road.

Drive from Mudbrick building car park
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.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 3 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 5.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 6.7 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 6.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 17.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Glasson's Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Glasson's Trail
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 8 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 12 km (to the NE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
40 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 56 km (to the SW)

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      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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