This walk to Smiths Creek follows a wide trail for most of the way, however it is well worth the walk, for Smiths Creek is a lovely spot with open grasslands and a creek to explore. The optional side trip to Wilkins Viewpoint is also worthwhile, with a fabulous view into Cowan Creek - consider including it on the return journey, to break up the walk home.
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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 The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek bushwalking track
Overview 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.
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
Around 5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
Around 8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 140m follows a smooth and hardened path.
Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 4.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St
Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track Walk: Easy - road
Length = 136 m
Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m
Descent = 0 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the unsealed public road gently downhill away from the 'Callamine Trail' sign for about 150m (crossing a culverted creek halfway). This walk turns left at a three-way intersection, coming to a locked gate with a 'Perimeter Trail 7.1km One-Way' sign.
Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Int Perimeter and Long Tracks Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 757 m
Time = 14 mins
Climb = 19 m
Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail around the locked gate with 'Perimeter Track 7.1km One-Way' sign. This walk continues on the trail (passing an information sign after about 30m) for about 300m. This walk continues to follows the trail for about 400m, until coming to a signposted (The Long Trail) three-way intersection (on the left) This intersection is reached about 10m after a track on the right is passed.
Int of Perimeter & Long Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 1.25 km
Time = 23 mins
Climb = 33 m
Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail east, with the hill on the right for about 500m. Then this walk bends left and continues for about 700m, until coming to the three-way intersection, with a 'Wilkins Track' sign (on the left).
Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks
Wilkins Track Lookout Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 612 m
Time = 11 mins
Climb = 12 m
Descent = -21 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently downhill past the 'Wilkins Track' sign (on the right). Then this walk continues along the sandy trail, passing around the 'Walkers Only Beyond This Point' sign after about 600m. This walk then follows the bush track for about 10m to Wilkins Viewpoint and views into Smith Creek and the surrounding bushland. (Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)
Wilkins Track Lookout
Alt = 184 m
The Wilkins Track Lookout of Terrey Hills, offers good views over Cowan Creek after a short, mostly level walk. Wilkins Track Lookout consists of an unfenced level sandstone platform with the ground dropping away dramatically to the north, offering fabulous views through trees down over Cowan Creek.
Int of Perimeter AND Wilkins Tracks
Int of Perimeter AND Golf Course Tracks Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.3 km
Time = 44 mins
Climb = 58 m
Descent = -75 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently downhill, keeping the hill on the right. After about 800m, the walk finds 'Authorised Horse Tracks' signs and tracks (on the right). Then this walk continues left, following the trail for about 1.2km to find a narrow track (on the right). This walk then crosses a concrete ford and continues to follow the trail for about 280m, until coming to a three-way intersection with another wide trail (on the left). At this intersection, you can see Terrey Hills Country Club Golf Course behind a ring wire fence (on the right).
Int of Perimeter & Golf Course Tracks
Int of Perimeter &Durumbil Track Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 565 m
Time = 12 mins
Climb = 21 m
Descent = -20 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail slightly downhill and away from the golf course for about 600m, until coming to a three-way intersection, with a management trail on the right.
Int of Perimeter & Durumbil Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 450 m
Time = 10 mins
Climb = 25 m
Descent = -24 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail east, gently downhill. Then the walk continues along the trail for about 400m, with obscured views (on the left) and houses in the distance (on the right), until coming to a four-way intersection with a management trail.
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Booligal Rd Alternate Exit:
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
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Length = 67 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently uphill and directly away from the face of the 'Smith Creek Track' sign. The walk continues over water bars for about 80m, until coming to a locked gate at then end of Gooligal Rd, Terry Hills. (End of the alternative exit track)
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Smiths Creek Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.57 km
Time = 53 mins
Climb = 39 m
Descent = -210 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk follows a level management trail north, passing a locked gate with 'Ku-Ring-Chase National Park, Smith Creek West Trail, 2.5km One-Way' sign on it. The walk continues along this trail, with views to the left after about 800m. This walk follows the trail gently downhill, steepening after about 600m through switchbacks to Smith Creek.
Alt = 7 m
Smiths Creek of Terrey Hills, offers a refreshing rest by a creek and secluded grasslands to explore. Camping has occurred here previously, however be aware that the creek water is salty and not drinkable.
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 4 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.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National ParkLink 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 feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.