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Rouse Hill Path circuit
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.1 km WSW of Rouse Hill
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Rouse Hill Regional Park
Climb: 31 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 31 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Rouse Hill Path circuit

Map of Walk

Location

Rouse Hill Path circuit bushwalking track notes
Map of Rouse Hill Path circuit
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Rouse Hill main car park
Playground intersection
Upper crossing south int.
Pavilion Intersection
Pavilion Intersection
Western picnic area int.
Lower welcome intersection
Tree hollow intersection
Upper crossing south int.
Playground intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Rouse Hill main car park

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
 Riverstone 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90301S 
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Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Rouse Hill Path circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rouse Hill Path circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rouse Hill Path circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of 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.
Length 1.5km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

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.

Signs
Around 1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 510m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes

Drive to Rouse Hill main car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Rouse Hill main car park Alt = 47 m
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[1]. 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[2], climbing equipment[3], slides[4], and other equpment[5][6][7].
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[8].

(0 km) Rouse Hill main car park to 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[9] to come to the 'Welcome to Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign[10]. From here this walk continues beside the playground, following the gravel track[11] for 15m come to a 4-way intersection marked with the large 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign[12].

(0.03 km) Playground intersection to 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[13]. The path leads past the elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345][fac=8346][14] (on the right) and after about 55m the walk veers left at an intersection[15] to lead past the orange metal bollard[16] (1.1m wide gap). About 15m later this walk comes to another 3-way intersection[17] with a (short timber bridge[18] on the right - that leads towards a series of seats[fac=8350]). This walk continues straight along the main asphalt path[19] (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[20].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads gently uphill[21] along the asphalt footpath, keeping the road a short distance to the right for about 30m to come to a paved intersection[22].

(0.57 km) Pavilion Intersection to 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[23][fac=8352][fac=8355][fac=8356]. About another 20m later this path leads to the 'Fibrosa Pavilion' picnic shelter[24][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[25] 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[26][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[27][28]. A lovely place to spend time with family or friends.

(0.57 km) Pavilion Intersection to 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[29] (1.3m wide gap), then about 20m later leads past a picnic shelter[30][fac=8360] (on the right). This walk continues along the path as it meanders downhill for another 70m to pass another picnic shelter[31][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[32][fac=8366] with BBQs[33][fac=8369]. There is also a scattering of picnic platforms[34] and seats[fac=8367][fac=8368]. The picnic area is near an unfenced pond[35] and there is plenty of open grassy area around[36]. There is road side parking for about 6 cars[37]. A pleasant spot to stop while exploring the area.

(0.77 km) Western picnic area int. to 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[38] (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[39] and a bench seat[40][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[41] and comes to an intersection with a grassy trail[42] (on the left just as the path bends right near the road).

(0.95 km) Tree hollow intersection to 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[43] and then between the timber bollards[44] (1.2m gap), then across the road[45] (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[46] 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[47] 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[48] (1.1m wide gap), then about 30m later this walk veers right at a 3-way intersection[49]. The walk continues down along the path past the elevated picnic shelter[fac=8345][fac=8346] for 55m to come to an intersection[50], just before the playground, marked with a large 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign[51] (on the right).
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the face of 'Rouse Hill Regional Park' sign[52] 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[53]. 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[54].

Drive from Rouse Hill main car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Anglers Leisure World 3/ 2 Garling Rd , Blacktown (02) 9679 8977 7.3 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 8.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 7 Homebase Centre Stoddart Rd , Prospect (02) 9636 9266 13.3 km
Cub Campers Pty Ltd 361 Wentworth Ave, Pendle Hill (02) 9896 3550 13.5 km
Coleman Service Centre Outlet Shop 43/44 Great Western Hwy, Minchinbury (02) 9675 0800 13.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rouse Hill Path circuit.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Rouse Hill Path circuit
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7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 12 km (to the S)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
18 km (to the ESE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 23 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 27 km (to the WSW)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 31 km (to the WNW)

Weather and Park info

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 2 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
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Rouse Hill Regional Park Link 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 fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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