One of the most enjoyable walks in the Lane Cove valley, this relatively short trail ventures down into the valley and explores a variety of bushland. Spend a short while and go out to the scenic lookout and take your time around the waterfall. The track is pretty well signposted with a few information signs explaining some features. This walk was established by STEP a community based environmental organisation, based in South Turramurra. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for STEP Track
Map of Walk
Map of STEP Track
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Map Scale 500 meters
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 STEP Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the STEP 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.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Around 1.9km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 770m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
Around 1.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 950m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 580m is clearly signposted.
Around 1.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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 STEP Track.
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 8 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
Bradley Reserve Bradley Reserve is a large natural bushland area owned and managed by Ku-ring-gai council. The reserve extends from Lane Cove River to the end of Kissing Point Road north to George Christie playing fields. The reserve is home to the locally well know STEP track, and is cared for by the STEP inc, the "South Turramurra Environment Protection". The Great north walk also heads through this reserve, and is also home to Browns water hole.
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.