This is a short loop which escapes the city of Chatswood and drops down into the undeveloped valleys. The track is quiet and cool in the shade which the thick canopy provides. A great short walk or run during the lunch hour. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Ferndale Park Loop
Map of Walk
Map of Ferndale Park Loop
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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
Cross sectional view of the Ferndale Park Loop bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ferndale Park Loop 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
2.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 720m has short steep hills. The remaining (220m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
1.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (310m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 2.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 400m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 3.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 3.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 330m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
Lane Cove River tourist park
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Ferndale Park Loop.
Weather and Park info
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 7 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