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Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl)
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.1 km WNW of Kincumber
Length: 4.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Climb: 220 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 220 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: Hard

This walk explores the main highlights of Kincumber Mountain Regional Reserve. Starting on the Glasson's trail, the walk explores a variety of forests along the way to Honeman's Rock and picnic area. After a rest, you visit a large cave on Kanning Walk and continue to the views at Colin Watters Lookout. You then follow a track down the ridge, passing some interesting rocky outcrops before arriving at the end of Sandringham Close, Terrigal. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl)

Map of Walk

Location

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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
Mudbrick building car park
Main car park
Kanning Walk gate
Cave
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
Tower clearing
Watters intersection
Colin Watters Lookout
Tower intersection
Sandringham Track clearing
Sandringham intersection
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

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Photo Gallery

 
Glasson's Car Park
 
Glasson's Car Park +
 
Walking north of Glasson's Car Park
 
Walking north of Glasson's Car Park +
 
Up the stairs beside the water reservoir
 
Up the stairs beside the water reservoir +

 
Water reservoir
 
Water reservoir +
 
Glasson's Trail
 
Glasson's Trail +
 
Tall trees line the trail
 
Tall trees line the trail +

 
View at bend in trail into the valley
 
View at bend in trail into the valley +
 
Glasson's Trail
 
Glasson's Trail +
 
Glasson's trail just south of the lower road crossing
 
Glasson's trail just south of the lower road crossing +

 
Gate at road crossing
 
Gate at road crossing +
 
Stairs near the road crossing
 
Stairs near the road crossing +
 
Cicada Shell
 
Cicada Shell +

 
Burnt tree recovered
 
Burnt tree recovered +
 
Grass trees on ridge
 
Grass trees on ridge +
 
Red gum
 
Red gum +

 
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 +

 
Glasson's Track just south of the overflow car park
 
Glasson's Track just south of the overflow car park +
 
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 +

 
looking up to the mud brick building
 
looking up to the mud brick building +
 
Honeman's Rock
 
Honeman's Rock +
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk'
 
Mud brick building 'kiosk' +

 
Start of the Kanning Walk
 
Start of the Kanning Walk +
 
Along the Kanning Walk
 
Along the Kanning Walk +
 
Native Parsnip flower (Platysace lanceolata)
 
Native Parsnip flower (Platysace lanceolata) +

 
Track passing beside rockface
 
Track passing beside rockface +
 
Steps beside rock
 
Steps beside rock +
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave +

 
Smaller cave
 
Smaller cave +
 
Metal path
 
Metal path +
 
Entrance to cave
 
Entrance to cave +

 
Inside looking out of the cave
 
Inside looking out of the cave +
 
Looking along tunnel at the back of the cave
 
Looking along tunnel at the back of the cave +
 
Side of the cave
 
Side of the cave +

 
Walking north of the cave
 
Walking north of the cave +
 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima)
 
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima) +
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea)
 
Needlebush (Hakea sericea) +

 
Sign at the intersection of of Kanning and Yanina walks
 
Sign at the intersection of of Kanning and Yanina walks +
 
looking along Kanning walk to Yanina walk
 
looking along Kanning walk to Yanina walk +
 
Walking along Yanina Walk
 
Walking along Yanina Walk +

 
Tree and fern
 
Tree and fern +
 
A large angophera
 
A large angophera +
 
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
 
Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails +

 
Tower clearing
 
Tower clearing +
 
Track to Colin Watters Lookout near the tower
 
Track to Colin Watters Lookout near the tower +
 
Colin Watters Lookout
 
Colin Watters Lookout +

 
Colin Watters Lookout
 
Colin Watters Lookout +
 
View from Colin Watters Lookout
 
View from Colin Watters Lookout +
 
Track between Colin Watters Lookout and the tower
 
Track between Colin Watters Lookout and the tower +

 
Rocky outcrop north of the tower
 
Rocky outcrop north of the tower +
 
Large boulders along the track
 
Large boulders along the track +
 
District view between the trees
 
District view between the trees +

 
The boulders can be quite interesting on there own
 
The boulders can be quite interesting on there own +
 
walking along the ridge
 
walking along the ridge +
 
Track through the open forest
 
Track through the open forest +

 
Steps at the lower end of Sandringham track
 
Steps at the lower end of Sandringham track +
 
Intersection above Sandringham Cl
 
Intersection above Sandringham Cl +
 
Looking along track to houses
 
Looking along track to houses +

 
Between houses at Sandringham Cl
 
Between houses at Sandringham Cl +
 
Sandringham Cl
 
Sandringham Cl +
 
Looking up steps at the end of Sandringham Cl
 
Looking up steps at the end of Sandringham Cl +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl) 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 4.5km
Time 2 hrs
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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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
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
2.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 860m is very steep. Whilst another 780m has short steep hills and the remaining 140m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (270m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
3.4km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 940m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (170m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
3.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 940m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (170m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 4.5km 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.
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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.
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(0 km) Glasson's Car Park to Glasson's crossing
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 972 m Time = 25 mins
Climb = 84 m Descent = -38 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.
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 Mudbrick building car park
Walk: Easy - road,bushtrack,openland
Length = 237 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 28 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.
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).
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[7]. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club[8] 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[9], composting toilets[10], free electric BBQs[11], picnic tables[12], shelters, garbage bins[13], drinking water[14] and information signs[15]. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building[16] (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock[17], 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.

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[18]. 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.

(1.7 km) Mudbrick building car park to Kanning Walk gate
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 93 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the car park, this walk heads up the road, initially keeping the mud brick building to the left. Soon the road leads to an intersection (next to an information board and fence on the left).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'One Way' road sign[19] away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the 'Kanning Walk' sign[20] (on the left).

(1.79 km) Kanning Walk gate to Cave
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 368 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left: From the road, this walk follows the 'Kanning Walk cave 300 metres' sign[21] around the locked gate and along the old sandy management trail. After about 120m the walk turns right, following another 'Kanning Walk' sign[22], and passes between two large, exposed tree root systems. Soon after this, the track is concrete for a short distance and passes along the base of a long rock wall. The walk goes down some steel stairs and across a timber bridge, coming to a sandstone overhang cave. This cave is quite large and has a 'cave 100m' sign[23], pointing further along the track. Follow this sign for about 150m, passing over a steel platform, up a small rise and down some steel stairs. From the base of these stairs, the walk continues for about 25m along the flat track to find the unsignposted entrance to the cave. The entrance is between two large boulders on the left[24].

Kanning Walk Cave Alt = 168 m
The main cave on Kanning Walk is surprising large for a sandstone environment. The cave has two main sections. There is a large cabin about 7m wide and 9m deep. A small tunnel extends about 10m further to a small chamber at the back. The entrance to the cave is behind two large boulders, providing extra shelter. It is believed that A. A. Glasson lived in the cave in the early 1930's, which was not uncommon during the depression[25]. The cave has proved to be a great place to rest on hot days.

(2.16 km) Cave to Int of Kanning and Yanina walks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 221 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the entrance to the cave, this walk follows the track around the base of the rock wall, keeping the rock to the left. Soon the track passes (and follows) an 'Alternate Return' sign[26] then leads up some timber steps. The track soon flattens out and heads through a timber barrier, coming to a 'T' intersection with a wide management trail, and a few 'Kanning Walk' signs[27].

(2.38 km) Int of Kanning and Yanina walks to Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 749 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north-east, following the 'Yanina Walk' sign[28] along the wide trail. The trail winds through the fern, palm and tall-wooded forest, passing a few small clearings on the side. The trail then comes to a clear, signposted 'Y' intersection with signs for 'Colin Watters Lookout' (leading right) and 'Nyari Lookout' (leading left)[29].

(3.13 km) Int of Nyari and Colin Watters lookout trails to Tower clearing
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 145 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[30] gently uphill. After about 80m, the trail opens up into a large clearing, which the walk continues through (passing a shortcut track on the right). The walk comes to an intersection near the far end of the clearing (just before the picnic table), marked with another 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[31] (on the right).

Tower Clearing Alt = 186 m
This clearing is found between Nyari and Colin Watters Lookouts. The clearing is next to a large communication repeater tower[32]. There is some natural shade and a solitary picnic table[33] on the northern side.

(3.27 km) Tower clearing to Colin Watters Lookout
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 146 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the clearing, this walk follows the 'Colin Watters Lookout' sign[34] along the narrower management trail, keeping the tower through the trees on the left. The trail bends left, soon coming to another intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads east, directly away from the tower along the management trail, towards the sheltered information board. Soon after passing the information sign (and the shortcut track on the right), this walk continues down the trail to the fenced and signposted 'Colin Watters Lookout'[35].

Colin Watters Lookout Alt = 174 m
A plaque[36] explains that this lookout was named in 1992 in honour of the Colin D Watters, who was Senior Parks Supervisor with Gosford Council. The fenced[37] lookout provides great view south-east, down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach[38]. The lookout is also home to an information board[39], bench seat[40], picnic table and garbage bin[41]. This lookout offers one of the best views in the park and makes a great spot to stop and rest.


(3.42 km) Colin Watters Lookout to Sandringham Track clearing
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 287 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -30 m
Turn left: From the lookout, this walk follows the narrower track, initially keeping the view and fence on the right. The track soon bends left and passes and informal track (on the right), coming to a clear intersection with a wider trail near the large tower.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north-east away from the tower (keeping it behind and to the left), moving towards the rocky outcrop. The track passes the rocks and continues along the flat section to a larger rocky outcrop. Here, the walk keeps the rocks to the left, following the track between the gums and grass trees, with filtered views to the right. Keeping near the top of the ridge, the track continues down past the rock to a small clearing and intersection with a management trail.

(3.7 km) Sandringham Track clearing to Sandringham intersection
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 689 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -70 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the narrow track downhill along the top of the ridge, initially keeping the management trail down to the left. After about 120m, this walk takes the right-hand fork at a 'Y' intersection and, another 150m later, turns right again in front of the large, dead tree. The track leads down a few steps and across a flat saddle for a short time. The track then turns left and heads down a long series of timber steps, coming to a wide management trail at a five-way intersection.

(4.39 km) Sandringham intersection to End of Sandringham Cl
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 135 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -33 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the narrower track downhill between the timber barriers, towards the houses. The track leads down a series of timber steps and then down a concrete path (and steps) between two houses, coming to the end of Sandringham Cl.

Catch the bus from End of Sandringham Cl
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
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Drive from End of Sandringham Cl
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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Hornsby
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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 Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Kincumber to Terrigal (via Glasson's Trl)
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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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AlanM - Nice Sunday Afternoon Walk IP:125.254.72.xxx | 2012-03-28 00:59:51
Very pleasant walk and few people in the reserve (surprising!).

As a return walk of 9km - just right.

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