|Stoney Creek Trail|
An excellent walk, spending much of its time in the shaded, rainforest-filled valleys of the Strickland State Forest. From the dry eucalypt forest around the Banksia picnic area, the walk soon descends into moist forest, filled with ferns and cabbage tree palms. You could make this a return walk by retracing your steps, or make it a circuit walk by returning to the Banksia picnic area via the road. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Stoney Creek Trail
Map of Walk
Map of Stoney Creek Trail
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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
Cross sectional view of the Stoney Creek Trail bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Stoney Creek Trail 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 2.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 50m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 1.1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 80m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 2.2km 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 50m 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
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Stoney Creek Trail.
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
Strickland State Forest Strickland State Forest is a small pocket of bushland east of the freeway near the Somersby interchange, on the NSW Central Coast. The well signposted entrance from Mangrove Rd has a gate that is unlocked at 7am and is re-locked at 5pm (7pm Nov-March) every day. The forest has a picnic area with wood-fired BBQs and some good walking tracks. The forest is classified as a Flora Reserve and boasts a wonderful transition from dry to wet sclerophyll and then to rainforest as you move deeper into the valleys.
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.