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 248 Track bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the 248 Track bushwalking trackOverview 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 15 mins
||Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
|Quality of track
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Directional signs along the way (3/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||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 testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 3.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 600m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 3.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 600m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 4.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 2.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Popran National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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Popran National Park is divided into 5 main section and sits north of the Hawkesbury River between Dharug NP and the Sydney-Newcastle freeway. The park protects many creeks, Aboriginal sites, some shore line of the Hawkesbury, interesting rock formationtions and a diverse range of flora and fauna. One of the five section is closed to the public and walking is more popular in the larger of the five. Walking during spring will reward you with many wildflowers, warmer days are great for enjoying the refreshing water holes.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds Park fees Camping Facilities Current Park Closure information for Popran National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM Closed areas: Hominy Creek walking track temporary closure
Hominy Creek walking track is temporarily closed to visitors due to erosion and poor condition following extreme weather. The walking track will remain closed until maintenance work can be completed. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.