Cross sectional view of the Red Hands Cave bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Red Hands Cave bushwalking trackOverview 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
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Clearly signposted (1/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 270m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 130m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 400m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
This whole walk, 400m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 400m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 400m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 290m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 120m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(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.Weather and ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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|Wed|| 29°||Showers. Likely storm developing.|
|Sat||16°|24°||Possible late shower.|
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.