This is a nice walk in the Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, passing through a mix of thick heath vegetation and more open forest. There are some good views over Cowan Waters from the end of the track and an optional side trip to a large rock outcrop with interesting texture and shapes.
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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 Yeomans Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Yeomans Track 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.
3 hrs 30 mins
Very steep (4/6)
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)
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
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.7km is very steep. The remaining (300m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 4.6km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 300m follows a smooth and hardened path.
Around 3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.4km is clearly signposted.
Around 3.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 300m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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The Salvation Picnic Area is beside West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, about 3.6km north of the intersection of West Head Rd and General San Martin Dr.
The picnic area has three picnic benches and a car park. There are no other facilities.
This is a convenient point to start/finish the nearby Salvation Loop, Wallaroo and Yeomans walks.
Salvation Picnic Area
Salvation Loop north trackhead Track: Moderate - road
Length = 297 m
Time = 6 mins
Climb = 14 m
Descent = -2 m
From the 'Salvation Picnic Area' (on West Head Rd, about 3.6km north from the intersection with General San Martin Dr), the walk follows the road, crossing the bridge over Salvation Creek, leaving the picnic area on the right, and soon arrives at the northern trackhead of the 'Salvation Loop Track'.
Salvation Loop north trackhead
Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.45 km
Time = 27 mins
Climb = 47 m
Descent = -19 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Salvation Loop Track', passing around a gate and along the management trail. The trail gently arcs to the left for some time, offering occasional views over the low, dense heath vegetation. The walk then arrives at the signposted intersection with the 'Walleroo Track'.
Salvation Loop hanging swamp
Alt = 126 m
The Salvation Loop hanging swamp is enclosed within the Salvation Loop Track, off West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, about 3.6km north of the intersection of West Head Rd and General San Martin Dr. This area of hanging swamp (swamp formed in a depression on high ground, usually near a cliff) and wet heathland is dificult to see from the surrounding Salvation Loop track due to the drier, tall, dense heath vegetation surrounding it. It may, however, reward the patient, or lucky, observer with the plant and animal life associated with this habitat type, such as reeds and frogs.
Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track
Salvation Picnic Area Alternate Exit:
Track: Moderate - servicetrail,road
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Length = 2.25 km
Time = 38 mins
Climb = 19 m
Descent = -58 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, with the 'Walleroo Track' on the right, the walk follows the management trail to the west and soon swings to the right. The walk passes through an area of dense heath vegetation so there are only limited views away from the track. The track then passes around a gate and arrives at West Head Rd. Turn sharp left: From the intersection, the walk follows the road gently down the hill leaving the 'Salvation Loop Track' to the left and soon arrives at the 'Salvation Picnic Area'. (End of the alternative exit track)
Int of Salvation Loop and Wallaroo track
Int of Wallaroo track and Yeomans track Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 1.66 km
Time = 37 mins
Climb = 83 m
Descent = -81 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Walleroo Track' arrow going up the hill. This section of the walk has some short, but steep, climbs and descents and soon offers some nice glimpses of Cowan Creek before reaching the intersection with 'Yeomans Track'.
Int of Wallaroo track and Yeomans track
End of Yeomans track Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.54 km
Time = 28 mins
Climb = 18 m
Descent = -71 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Yeomans Track' arrow gently down the hill on the management trail. After meandering along a relatively flat section, the management trail descends gently and ends at a rocky outcrop with glimpses of Yeomans Bay through the trees.
Yeomans Track view
Alt = 115 m
The Yeomans Track view is at the end of Yeomans Track off the Salvation Loop track and West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
This viewpoint is an informal, unfenced lookout from a rock outcrop. You get limited views, through the trees, over parts of Cowan Waters, including Yeomans Bay.
End of Yeomans track
Rocky outcrop at end of Yeomans Track Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 76 m
Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp right: From the end of Yeomans Track, the walk follows an indistinct track keeping the distant Cowan creek waterways to the left, and soon comes to a large, open, unfenced rocky outcrop.
Yeomans rock outcrop
Alt = 120 m
The Yeomans rock outcrop is at the end of Yeomans Track off the Salvation Loop track and West Head Rd in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The unfenced and unmarked area has some interesting textures in the rock and nice views of Cowan Waters, making it a good place to have lunch and explore, at the end of Yeomans Track.
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.
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.