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Blackbutt Creek Return
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km ESE of Gordon
Length: 5.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blackbutt Reserve
Climb: 121 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 121 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 There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk is a popular track being close to roads, yet surrounded by nice tall trees. The walk heads down hill with tall eucalyptus surrounding the track and providing shade for most of the walk. Convenient access to the start of the walk from Gordon Railway station is another feature of this walk. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Lane Cove National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Blackbutt Creek Return

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Blackbutt Creek Return bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Blackbutt Creek Return
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Gordon Station
Gordon Station Bus Depot
Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St
Int. Minnamurra East Trk and Blackbutt Ck Trk
Int. Blackbutt Ck Pathway and Blackbutt Ck Trail
Int. St Johns Ave and Kiparra St Trks
Int. Falls Ck and Blackbutt Ck Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Gordon Station Bus Depot

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
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Vale St entrance to Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Vale St entrance to Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Blackbutt Ck Track
 
Blackbutt Ck Track +
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail +

 
Track along Blackbutt Creek
 
Track along Blackbutt Creek +
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail +

 
Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Sign on Blackbutt Servicetrail
 
Sign on Blackbutt Servicetrail +
 
Blackbutt creek next to servicetrail
 
Blackbutt creek next to servicetrail +

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 Blackbutt Creek Return bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Blackbutt Creek Return bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Creek Return bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Blackbutt Creek Return 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
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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 1.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 960m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (20m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.4km 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 train to Gordon Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Gordon Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from Gordon Station
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 to Gordon Station
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) Gordon Station to Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 980 m Time = 20 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -54 m
From the top of the station, this walk heads towards the shops, down the stairs and to the road next to Gordon Station bus depot.
Continue straight: From Gordon Station bus depot, this walk heads up the hill of St Johns Ave to the Pacific Highway. The walk crosses to the other side at the pedestrian crossing. From here, this walk follows the shop fronts up the Pacific Highway, then turns left onto Moree St. This street is followed until the walk turns right onto Vale St. This walk continues along Vale St for a short time to the intersection with the bush track on the left of the street.

(0.98 km) Int. Blackbutt Creek Trk and Vale St to Int. Lady Game Drive and Falls Creek Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.76 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -54 m
Turn left : From the intersection next to house No. 31, this walk heads past a gate to follow a line of houses on the right. The track continues down a slight gradient for approximately 300m, turning left to come to the intersection, approximately 10m above a concrete sewerage inspection hole.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, passing a concrete sewerage inspection hole on the right. The trail continues along the creek line for another 20m, to the intersection which leads down to the creek on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the creek downstream for approximately 200m to the signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the left-hand arrow on the 'Blackbutt Creek Track' sign, down the hill. The track contours with the creek on the right, and the houses high on the left, for approximately 1km to then steeply descend to the intersection above the concreted water-crossing.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, across the concrete ford (creek), to then turn right and follow along side the creek. The trail tends left away from the creek, up to a white gate.

Catch the train from Gordon Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Gordon Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Gordon Station
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|

Catch the bus to Gordon Station
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|

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
Lane Cove River tourist park


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.3 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 5.5 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 7.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Blackbutt Creek Return.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Blackbutt Creek Return
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
6 km (to the WNW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 16 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 23 km (to the W)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 24 km (to the SSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 38 km (to the NNE)

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 )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blackbutt Reserve Blackbutt Reserve is a large area of natural bushland owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The park extends from Lady Game drive up to Vale St, west of Gordon Golf course. The park is supports a number of service trail and bush track allowing visitors to explore large areas of the park. The park is also home to vulnerable Large Forest Owls.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Jens - Try in reverse IP:165.228.103.xxx | 2012-04-29 21:45:11
We did this walk starting from the southern end of the track which is indicated on the map only if you print (or view) the PDF version (not where the "R" is but where the track meets St Johns Ave).

Park your car in Doyle Place, cross the road and join the track across the road.

Follow it all the way to the Pacific Highway.

As you almost reach the highway, exhausted from the climb, check into the Little Gem Cafe on your left. The Hong Kong staff was absolutely friendly, very helpful and the food was great.

From there it's an easy return downhill back to your car.
admin - re: Try in reverse Super Administrator | 2012-04-29 23:52:07
Jens wrote:
We did this walk starting from the southern end of the track....

Nice variation - sounds like a fun day out. Cafe stops are always great :)

Matt :)
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