A nice walk through Popran National Park with good views along the way. The optional side trip to Mt Olive adds some great views and scenery. If you have a car with good ground clearance, you could drive to Ironbark picnic area and start the walk from there. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for 248 Track
Map of Walk
Map of 248 Track
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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
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 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 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).
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.
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
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to 248 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 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
Popran National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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.