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America Bay Track (To beach)
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.9 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 130 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 130 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
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This short walk has a great range of scenery, making it a great choice if you have only a short time in this National Park. This track one of two ways to access America Bay - the other is by boat. The track cuts straight through the bush from West Head Rd to pass historic Aboriginal engravings and a large cliff with a small waterfall, which also gives an impressive view of the bay. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for America Bay Track (to beach)

Map of Walk

Location

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Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
America Bay Waterfall
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk

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
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
America Bay Track sign
 
America Bay Track sign +
 
America Bay Track
 
America Bay Track +
 
Aboriginal Engravings
 
Aboriginal Engravings +

 
Creek running into America Bay Waterfall
 
Creek running into America Bay Waterfall +
 
America Bay from Waterfall
 
America Bay from Waterfall +
 
America Bay Waterfall cliff
 
America Bay Waterfall cliff +

 
Leaf
 
Leaf +
 
Track down to America Bay
 
Track down to America Bay +
 
America Bay Beach
 
America Bay Beach +

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 America Bay Track (to beach) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the America Bay Track (to beach) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the America Bay Track (to beach) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the America Bay Track (to beach) 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 2.2km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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
Around 1km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 90m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 930m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 180m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.1km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 840m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.1km 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.
Drive to Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
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|

(0 km) Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk to Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 90 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
From the road, this follows the 'America Bay Track' sign into the bush following the clear track to soon come to an intersection marked with a pole (and a track leading off to the right)

(0.09 km) Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk to America Bay Aboriginal Engravings
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 56 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads north, tending right for a short time to come to a rock surface, with Aboriginal engravings.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

America Bay Aboriginal Engravings Alt = 119 m
The engravings, just off the America Bay track, depict a woman over a whale, with sharks or fish surrounding. These engravings are situated in a small flat rock clearing - be careful not to step on the engravings or mark the rock surface.

(0.09 km) Int. America Bay Trk and Aboriginal Engravings Trk to America Bay Waterfall
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 840 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -73 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads west following the white arrow. After about 700m the track comes to and then crosses a small creek. The track, with creek now on the left, continues downstream to come to a rocky surface which is followed to the unfenced cliffs, which make the waterfall.

America Bay Waterfall Alt = 51 m
America Bay Waterfall, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a large 30m cliff, over which a creek cascades. From the top of the fall, views over America Bay can be enjoyed.

(0.93 km) America Bay Waterfall to America Bay Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 179 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -50 m
Turn around: From the waterfall, this walk heads south, over to an opening in the cliff. The walk then heads steeply down some large stone steps, then continues another 200m down the steep track before coming to the rocky creek behind America Bay Beach. The track then follows the creek west (downstream) out to the beach.

America Bay Beach Alt = 6 m
America Bay Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a rocky beach with little sand, and is wedged into the south-eastern corner of America Bay. The beach has a north-westerly aspect and is backed by a creek and waterfall. The hills surrounding America Bay Beach are quite steep.

Drive from Int. West Head Rd and America Bay Trk
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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 6.9 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 14.8 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 17.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 15.4 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 20.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to America Bay Track (to beach).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from America Bay Track (to beach)
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 12 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 18 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
22 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 30 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 39 km (to the WSW)

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

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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