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Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terry's Creek)
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km ENE of Epping
Length: 4.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Ryde(LGA)
Climb: 71 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 71 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 of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk, via Terry's Creek, is the most direct bush route between the two stations. Terry's Creek waterfall features as a wonderful spot to unwind and enjoy the bush. The walk up to Eastwood Station visits the open grassy Forrester Park, another nice place to take a break along 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 Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek)

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek)
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Epping Station
End of Pembroke St
Int on Epping Rd east of Terrys Creek
Int of Eastwood Station and Rest area tracks
Int of Eastwood station and Browns Waterhole tracks
Int of Eastwood station and Pembroke park tracks
Int of Eastwood station and Dence park tracks
Int of Eastwood station and Waterfall tracks
Int of Eastwood station and waterfall loop tracks
Int of Eastwood station and waterfall loop tracks
Top of Terrys creek falls
Forrester Park
Starting point for this hiking track: Epping Station

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 
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Photo Gallery

 
Track head at Pembroke St
 
Track head at Pembroke St +
 
Water crossing at the end of Pembroke St
 
Water crossing at the end of Pembroke St +
 
Track below Pembroke St
 
Track below Pembroke St +

 
Sign next to track
 
Sign next to track +
 
Graffiti under bridge
 
Graffiti under bridge +
 
Steps near Epping Rd
 
Steps near Epping Rd +

 
Water crossing near Epping Rd
 
Water crossing near Epping Rd +
 
Terrys Creek Track
 
Terrys Creek Track +
 
Although much bush generation of this area has been done there is still lots to do
 
Although much bush generation of this area has been done there is still lots to do +

 
Coming out from the creek
 
Coming out from the creek +
 
Terry's Creek Waterfall
 
Terry's Creek Waterfall +
 
The waterfall waterhole
 
The waterfall waterhole +

 
Track beside rocky outcrop near Forrester Park
 
Track beside rocky outcrop near Forrester Park +
 
Cliffs south of Waterfall
 
Cliffs south of Waterfall +
 
Forrester Park
 
Forrester Park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek) bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek) bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek) bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys 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 4.1km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure 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 3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.1km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.4km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (35m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 4.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 2.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 3.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the train to Epping Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Epping 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 to Epping 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|
Drive to Epping 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) Epping Station to End of Pembroke street
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 1.02 km Time = 18 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -46 m
From the eastern side of Epping Station the walk crosses over the street at the pedestrian crossing and heads up Pembroke St. The walk heads up the slight hill passing a Dentist's and church on the left. The walk continues to follow the road passing through a round-a-bout with Essex St and then comes down to Epping Rd. Epping Rd is crossed using the pedestrian crossings. A sign to Macquarie Park and Marsfield is followed up Epping Rd and then right onto Pembroke St again. The walk heads up Pembroke St following the white signs and white bicycles painted on the ground. The walk continues down Pembroke St passing some side roads to come to an intersection with the bike bath (on your left) just before the end of the road.

(1.02 km) End of Pembroke St to Int on Epping Rd east of Terrys Creek
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 113 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From near the end of Pembroke Street[1], this walk follows the 'Marsfield' sign[2] along the concrete cycle path. The path soon leads across a small bridge[3] then bends right to cross a much bigger bridge[4] (over Terrys Creek[5]) beside Epping Road. Once off the bridge this walk continues along the path for about 20m to the end of the green fence[6]. Here the walk comes to an intersection with a bush track (on the right[7])

(1.14 km) Int on Epping Rd east of Terrys Creek to Int of Eastwood Station and Rest area tracks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 37 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the bush track gently downhill, directly away from Epping Road, initially keeping the green fence to your right[8]. The track winds down through a re-vegetating clearing for about 30m to come to an intersection marked with a no.13 post[9] and a 'Floodway' danger sign[10]

(1.17 km) Int of Eastwood Station and Rest area tracks to Int of Eastwood station and waterfall loop tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 978 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -14 m
Continue straight: From the intersection the track follows the Eastwood Station sign south along the bushtrack winding past a sewage access point and the number 12 signpost, coming down and along the creek, all the way to the intersection of the Eastwood station tracks.
Continue straight: From the intersection the track heads south along the bushtrack climbing up a small hill and down across a thin wooden creek bridge, passing a sewage access point as the track continues along the creek for a short while until it turns up and away from the creek, winding up a rocky hill and along the side of the valley for a short while, coming back down towards the creek, passing the number 11 signpost and crossing the creek again. From the creek crossing the track continues up and along the gentle hill winding through the bush until it comes to the signposted intersection of Eastwood station and Pembroke park tracks.
Turn right: From the intersection the track follows the Dence Park sign down across the creek (for safety reasons you should avoid the crossing after recent rainfall) and up the other side to the intersection of the Eastwood station and Dence Park tracks.
Turn left : From the intersection the track follows the Eastwood station arrow south through the bush winding along side the creek and through a thick patch of bamboo. Staying close to the creek, the track continues upstream until it comes to the unsignposted intersection of the Eastwood station and waterfall tracks.
Turn right: From the intersection the track follows the bushtrack heading up the hill through dense ferns and along the side of the valley for a short distance to the intersection of the waterfall loop track.

(2.15 km) Int of Eastwood station and waterfall loop tracks to Terrys Creek Waterfall
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 28 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: From the intersection the track follows the bushtrack heading down towards the creek, winding around and down some rock steps to the intersection of the Terrys creek waterfall.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Terrys Creek Waterfall Alt = 55 m
This is a small waterfall on Terrys Creek, and makes a good spot to break from the walk.

(2.15 km) Int of Eastwood station and waterfall loop tracks to Forrester Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 694 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -15 m
Veer right: From the intersection the track follows the bushtrack heading up a short rocky hill and through some grass trees, coming down the other side and around beside a short rock wall to the top of the Terrys creek waterfall.
Continue straight: From the top of the falls the track follows the creek up stream along the bushtrack winding through the fairly open bush for a while until it heads up some wooden steps onto a platform and continues along all the way through thicker bush, crossing the bridged Terrys creek and continuing all the way along to the back of Forrester park.

(2.85 km) Forrester Park to Eastwood Railway Station
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 1.28 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -20 m
Veer left: From Forrester Park, this walk heads south-east along Davis Avenue for about 30m to the right-hand bend in the road. From here, the walk crosses Terry's Creek on a bridge and then turns right onto Vimiera Road. At the end of Vimiera Rd, the walk turns right onto Balaclava Rd, then immediately left onto Blaxland Road. The walk passes May St and Ethel Lane, and turns right into Ethel Street, following this road to the end where it comes to Eastwood Railway Station.

Catch the train to Eastwood Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Eastwood 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 Eastwood Railway 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 from Eastwood Railway 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|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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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
Map Car Shuffle
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)
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 3.8 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 4.6 km
Snowgum Rhodes Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 66, Rhodes (02) 8765 1035 7.1 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 7.8 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 7.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek).
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Epping to Eastwood Station (via Terrys Creek)
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
4 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 16 km (to the W)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 18 km (to the NNE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 22 km (to the S)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 42 km (to the W)

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      33°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|33°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|26°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Adso - Terrys Creek Tips IP:110.33.138.xxx | 2012-01-16 03:21:30
I live on the Terrys Creek Trail, and thought id share some hints on this trail:

- Its street walking on both ends, but the actual trail itself is a great walk.
- If there has been recent "heavy" rain, there are a couple of trouble spots, some you can walk around, but there is 1 creek crossing which is a problem when the creek is swollen. It might just be jumpable still, but the rocks are slippery, and I might have tried it if I didnt have my baby in tow!
- You could actually avoid the creek crossing by joining the trail just right of the aquatic centre in Epping, it follows the complex and a fenceline and would start you on the best side of the creek. Then you could follow that all the way to Eastwood and see the Waterfall too.
- The walk has a really beautiful waterfall/grotto on route, great place for lunch and highlight of the trip.
- Keep your eye out for Water Dragons all along this trail, they look like goannas.
- You will get glimpses of houses on both sides of the creek, as it winds its way between suburbs, and there are quite a few little trails off onto nearby roads, but just stick on the main path, there is nothing else worth seeing, excluding maybe one thing, right where you walk down from Epping and it hits dirt, look to left and there is some beautiful graffiti under the epping rd overpass.
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