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Smiths Creek Track
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.5 km WNW of Terrey Hills
Length: 5.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 254 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 254 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This return walk to Smiths Creek offers a quiet spot to sit by a creek or explore open grasslands, while being surrounded by Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. There is plenty of shade available to cool off on a hot day, before climbing back up the wide trail to Terrey Hills and the start of the walk. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Smiths Creek
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Map Scale 500 meters
Booligal Rd
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track

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
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 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

 
Locked gate at start of Smiths Creek Trail
 
Locked gate at start of Smiths Creek Trail +
 
Near Smiths Creek Trail
 
Near Smiths Creek Trail +
 
Start of Smiths Creek Trail
 
Start of Smiths Creek Trail +

 
Smiths Creek Trail sign
 
Smiths Creek Trail sign +
 
Locked gate at start of Smiths Creek Trial
 
Locked gate at start of Smiths Creek Trial +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
Sandstone rock on Smiths Creek Trail
 
Sandstone rock on Smiths Creek Trail +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Wild Flowers
 
Wild Flowers +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
View from Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
View from Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Wildflowers and view from Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Wildflowers and view from Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Scribbly gum on Smiths Creek Trail
 
Scribbly gum on Smiths Creek Trail +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Rocks and Trees on Smiths Creek Trail
 
Rocks and Trees on Smiths Creek Trail +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
View on Smith Creek Trail, near Terry Hills
 
View on Smith Creek Trail, near Terry Hills +

 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
Smiths Creek Trail, near Terrey Hills +
 
View into Smith's Creek at high tide
 
View into Smith's Creek at high tide +

 
Smiths Creek at high tide
 
Smiths Creek at high tide +
 
Smiths Creek and Mangrove Trees
 
Smiths Creek and Mangrove Trees +
 
The track into Smith's Creek
 
The track into Smith's Creek +

 
The track into Smith's Creek
 
The track into Smith's Creek +
 
Smiths Creek grasslands
 
Smiths Creek grasslands +
 
Smiths Creek at high tide
 
Smiths Creek at high tide +

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 Smiths Creek bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Smiths Creek bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Smiths Creek bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Smiths Creek 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 5km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.


Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
Around 2.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 65m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 65m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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.
Catch the bus to Booligal Rd
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)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Booligal Rd
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Booligal Rd to Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 67 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
From the end of Booligal Rd (Terry Hills), this walk follows a management trail, passing a locked gate with a 'Ku-Ring-Gai National Park Perimeter Trail, 7.1km Trail' sign[1]. After about 80m, the walk comes to a four-way intersection[2] with another management trail.

(0.07 km) Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track to Smiths Creek
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.57 km Time = 53 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -210 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[3], this walk follows a level management trail north[4], passing a locked gate with 'Ku-Ring-Chase National Park, Smith Creek West Trail, 2.5km One-Way' sign on it[5]. The walk continues along this trail, with views to the left after about 800m[6]. This walk follows the trail gently downhill, steepening[7] after about 600m through switchbacks[8] to Smith Creek[9].

Smiths Creek Alt = 7 m
Smiths Creek of Terrey Hills, offers a refreshing rest by a creek and secluded grasslands[10] to explore. Camping[11] has occurred here previously, however be aware that the creek water is salty and not drinkable.

Catch the bus from Booligal Rd
Public transport (bus) available from 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 from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Booligal Rd
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.
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
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

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 8.5 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 13.3 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 10.6 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 10.7 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 13.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Smiths Creek.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Smiths Creek
Click to re-center search
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 9 km (to the NW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
12 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 30 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 34 km (to the SSW)

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.

Walker Feedback

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Ctindale - Smiths creek IP:124.183.173.xxx | 2012-10-13 22:32:57
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admin - re: Smiths creek Super Administrator | 2012-10-15 08:16:54
Ctindale wrote:
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Sorry for the hassle
It is working for me, if you still have trouble try the link above the map, that seems to work better for some people.

Happy walking

Matt :)
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