Whether on foot or wheels this is a pleasant stroll around the asphalt bike track and footpath through Rouse Hill Regional Park. A great adventure for kids or for adults wanting to ramble through eucalypt forest, parkland and old farm. Starting from the great playground and picnic area you will follow the footpath past plenty of picnic tables with a toilet near the start and along the way. A pleasant way to stretch the legs.
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Cross sectional view of the Rouse Hill Path circuit bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rouse Hill Path circuit 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.
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
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Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk. Gradient
Around 1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 130m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.5km follows a smooth and hardened path.
Around 1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 510m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
The main car park is found at the end of the 750m long driveway off Worcester Rd, Rouse Hill. There is room to park about 60 cars in the shade of the tall trees. There is no signposted mobility parking but each parking bay is marked and 2.7m wide.
Rouse Hill main Picnic area and playground
Alt = 45 m
Nestled among the tall eucalypt forest at the southern end of the main car park in Rouse Hill Regional Park is a lovely playground, picnic area and toilet block.
The well equiped children's playground has a timber maze, climbing equipment, slides, and other equpment.
The picnic facilities between the car park and the playground include two large sheltered tables[fac=8348] and BBQ's[fac=8349]. There are other seats and picnic tables around the area as well. About 20m west of the playground is a quieter elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345] and BBQ[fac=8346].
There is a toilet block[fac=8333][fac=8334] about 150m walk from the playground around the edge of the large clearing.
Rouse Hill main car park
Playground intersection Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 33 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -1 m
From the southern edge of the main Rouse Hill Regional Park car park, this walk follows the concrete footpath, keeping the sheltered picnic areas[fac=8348] to the left for about 15m to come to the 'Welcome to Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign. From here this walk continues beside the playground, following the gravel track for 15m come to a 4-way intersection marked with the large 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign.
Pavilion Intersection Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 535 m
Time = 11 mins
Climb = 20 m
Descent = -4 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the asphalt footpath gently uphill directly away from the playground. The path leads past the elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345][fac=8346] (on the right) and after about 55m the walk veers left at an intersection to lead past the orange metal bollard (1.1m wide gap). About 15m later this walk comes to another 3-way intersection with a (short timber bridge on the right - that leads towards a series of seats[fac=8350]). This walk continues straight along the main asphalt path (ignoring the side paths) for about 300m to leave the trees and continue moderately steeply uphill[fac=8351] through the open grassy area for about 140m, behind the picnic shelter[fac=8351], to come to a 3-way intersection just before the road/driveway. Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads gently uphill along the asphalt footpath, keeping the road a short distance to the right for about 30m to come to a paved intersection.
Pavilion toilet Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 75 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the road, gently downhill along the asphalt path towards the picnic shelters. After about 15m this walk leads past the signposted 'Crebra Pavilion' picnic shelter[fac=8352][fac=8355][fac=8356]. About another 20m later this path leads to the 'Fibrosa Pavilion' picnic shelter[fac=8353][fac=8354][fac=8357]. The walk continues along the footpath for about 35m to come to the toilet block[fac=8358][fac=8359] (on the left) (Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)
Crebra & Fibrosa Pavilions
Alt = 61 m
Nestled in the trees in Rouse Hill Regional Park is this very well equipped picnic area. There are two large (11x12m) sheltered areas. Closest to the road is the 'Crebra Pavilion' picnic shelter with two large tables[fac=8352], a BBQ[fac=8355] and tank water[fac=8356]. About 20m away is the similarly designed 'Fibrosa Pavilion' picnic shelter[fac=8353][fac=8354][fac=8357]. Further down the path, you will find the toilet block[fac=8359] with an accessible cubicle[fac=8358]. There is parking nearby and sloping open grassy areas around. These facilities can be booked for exclusive use. A lovely place to spend time with family or friends.
Western Picnic area int. Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 204 m
Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m
Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads gently downhill along the asphalt footpath, keeping the road a short distance to the right. After 10m this walk leads around a metal orange bollard (1.3m wide gap), then about 20m later leads past a picnic shelter[fac=8360] (on the right). This walk continues along the path as it meanders downhill for another 70m to pass another picnic shelter[fac=8361] (on the left). From here the walk continues down along the path for another 100m to a faint intersection, just before the road (as the path bends right) above the Western Picnic area[fac=8366][fac=8367][fac=8368][fac=8369].
Western Picnic area
Alt = 55 m
Just near the entrance (250m along driveway) of the Rouse Hill Regional Park is this queit and lovely picnic area. There are two sheltered picnic tables[fac=8366] with BBQs[fac=8369]. There is also a scattering of picnic platforms and seats[fac=8367][fac=8368]. The picnic area is near an unfenced pond and there is plenty of open grassy area around. There is road side parking for about 6 cars. A pleasant spot to stop while exploring the area.
Western picnic area int.
Tree hollow intersection Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 174 m
Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads across the road/driveway (watching for traffic) and follows the asphalt footpath gently uphill for 30m to come to a clear three-way intersection marked with a 'Welcome to Rouse Hill Regional Park' information sign and a bench seat[fac=8365]. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill along the asphalt footpath as it winds through the open grassy area for 120m to pass a large dead tree and comes to an intersection with a grassy trail (on the left just as the path bends right near the road).
Tree hollow intersection
Rouse Hill main car park Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 575 m
Time = 12 mins
Climb = 5 m
Descent = -20 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the asphalt footpath towards and then between the timber bollards (1.2m gap), then across the road (watch for traffic). This walk then follows the asphalt path on the other side of the road for about 10m to come to a three-way intersection near the picnic shelters. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the asphalt footpath downhill through the grassy clearing, away from the road and initially keeping the sheltered picnic area[fac=8351] on the right. The path meanders mostly downhill and after 80m the path steepens[fac=8351] for a time then leads less steeply down for another 50m into a eucalypt forest. The walk then continues downhill along the path for 300m among the trees, ignoring the side paths to come to a 3-way intersection (with a short timber bridge on the left, that leads to a series of seats[fac=8350]). The walk continues straight for about 15m to pass the orange metal bollard (1.1m wide gap), then about 30m later this walk veers right at a 3-way intersection. The walk continues down along the path past the elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345][fac=8346] for 55m to come to an intersection, just before the playground, marked with a large 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign (on the right). Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the face of 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign along the gravel track, keeping the playground on the right. After about 15m this walk comes to a 'Welcome to Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign. From here this walk follows the concrete path for 15m, past the sheltered picnic area[fac=8348] to come to the main Rouse Hill Regional Park car park.
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 4 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.
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Rouse Hill Regional ParkLink to official closures and fire bans page Rouse Hill Regional Park is in Sydney's hills district and is a great place for the whole family - you can even bring your dog. The kids will love the adventure playground and space to run around. There are walks to explore in open grassland or winding among a lovely forest. You explore the area by on foot, bike, scooter or wheelchair. The park is locked at night and open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings (8am to 5pm at other times). There are picnic areas, seats and toilets in different parts of the park. The traditional custodians of this land are the Deerubbin People, the area was farmed by the Rouse family and now manged by NSW National Parks and Wildlife service. Region: Sydney & Surrounds Park feesCampingFacilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.