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Pines Circuit Walk
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.3 km WNW of Cooranbong
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Olney State Forest
Climb: 56 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 56 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

This short walk takes you into the moist forest around Dora Creek and is recommended. The walk visits a small waterfall and dammed pool then travels through forest, visiting the large open Pines picnic area before returning to the starting point. The section of this walk near Dora Creek is particularly pleasant on a hot day. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Pines Circuit Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Pines Circuit Walk
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Pines Camping Area
Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls walking trails
Dammed Pool
Pines Walk (creek intersection)
Pines picnic Area (northern end)
Pines Picnic Area Toilet Block on Palmers Rd
Int of Pines & Abbotts Falls Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Pines Camping Area

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
 Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91311N 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Fireplace in the pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Fireplace in the pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Start to track in the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Start to track in the Pines campsite in the Watagans +

 
Track and track marker in pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Track and track marker in pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Track near pines camping area in the Watagans
 
Track near pines camping area in the Watagans +
 
Timber bridge in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge in the Watagans +

 
Timber bridge near Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge near Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Shallow creek ford in the Watagans
 
Shallow creek ford in the Watagans +
 
Track down to small waterfall near the Pines Campsite in the Watagans
 
Track down to small waterfall near the Pines Campsite in the Watagans +

 
Track with steps down to the small waterfall near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Track with steps down to the small waterfall near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Waterfall near Pines camping ground in the Watagans
 
Waterfall near Pines camping ground in the Watagans +
 
Small waterfall near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Small waterfall near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +

 
Track near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Track near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track in the Watagans
 
Track in the Watagans +
 
Timber post and railing near the dammed pool in the Watagans
 
Timber post and railing near the dammed pool in the Watagans +

 
Timber bridge and railing near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge and railing near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Dammed pool on the Pines walking track in the Watagans
 
Dammed pool on the Pines walking track in the Watagans +
 
Groove marks in rock at dammed pool in the watagans
 
Groove marks in rock at dammed pool in the watagans +

 
Dammed pool near the pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Dammed pool near the pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Timber footbridge and railing at the dammed pool in the Watagans
 
Timber footbridge and railing at the dammed pool in the Watagans +
 
Dammed pool near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Dammed pool near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +

 
Track and timber railing close to the dammed pool in the Watagans
 
Track and timber railing close to the dammed pool in the Watagans +
 
Track near the dammed pool in the Watagans
 
Track near the dammed pool in the Watagans +
 
Track through forest in the Watagans
 
Track through forest in the Watagans +

 
Track over old timber footbridge in the Watagans
 
Track over old timber footbridge in the Watagans +
 
Track over old timber footbridge in the Watagans
 
Track over old timber footbridge in the Watagans +
 
Small timber track marker on the Pines Circuit Walk in the Watagans
 
Small timber track marker on the Pines Circuit Walk in the Watagans +

 
Timber bridge near the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans
 
Timber bridge near the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Termite mould near the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans
 
Termite mould near the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Track towards the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans
 
Track towards the Pines Picnic area in the Watagans +

 
Approaching the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans
 
Approaching the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans +
 
Amongst tree at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans
 
Amongst tree at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans +
 
Locked gate at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans
 
Locked gate at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans +

 
Metal shelter at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Metal shelter at the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Metal shelter at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans
 
Metal shelter at the Pines Picnic Area in the Watagans +
 
The Pines Forest picnic area
 
The Pines Forest picnic area +

 
Track downhill near the Pines picnic area in the Watagans
 
Track downhill near the Pines picnic area in the Watagans +
 
Track downhill near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Track downhill near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Track through forest in the Watagans
 
Track through forest in the Watagans +

 
Timber steps on track near the Pines campsite in the Watagans
 
Timber steps on track near the Pines campsite in the Watagans +
 
Old tree trunk in the Watagans
 
Old tree trunk in the Watagans +
 
Track near the Pines campstie in the Watagans
 
Track near the Pines campstie in the Watagans +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Pines Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Pines Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pines Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Pines Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.7km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 120m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 210m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 340m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 360m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 300m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Pines Camping Area
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

The Pines Camping Area Alt = 405 m
The Pines Camping Area is large and popular, and positioned under large pine trees which provide excellent shade. These trees are remnants from trial plantings of different pine species, established in the 1920s and 1930s. The campsite has pit toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces and water (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable). There is access to the creek for cooling off in the summer. More info

(0 km) Pines Camping Area to Int of Pines & Abbotts Falls Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 122 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -9 m
From the Pines Camping area[1], this walk follows the track[2] gently downhill (passing a 'Walking Track' sign[3] on your left. Then this walk follows the track for about 30m to find a rotten timber footbridge[4]. This walk crosses the footbridge and after about 10m, comes to a T-intersection with a track.

(0.12 km) Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls walking trails to Dammed Pool
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 115 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection[5], this walk follows the track gently downhill[6], keeping the creek on your left. This walk follows the track (ignoring a creek ford[7] to the left) for about 25m, to find stone cut steps. This walk follows the track down the stone steps for about 20m to find a small waterfall[8] (on your left). The track continues gently downhill through moist forest[9] for about 80m, until coming to timber railings[10] and a dammed pool[11].

Dammed Pool on the Pines Walking track Alt = 390 m
The dammed pool by Dora Creek (on the Pine walking track) is surrounded by lovely moist eucalypt forest and has an attractive dammed pool. Then is also evidence of axe-sharpening rubbing grooves on damp rock shelves from historical aboriginal use. The dammed pool is on the Pines loop walk, which can be begun from either the Pines campsite or the Pines picnic area. More info

(0.24 km) Dammed Pool to Pines Walk (creek intersection)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the dammed pool[12], this walk follows the track along timber railing and then gently downhill, with the creek on your left. This walk follows the track, with the deep creek[13] on your left (passing timber railings[14]) for about 100m, until coming to a three-way intersection[15], with a track[16] on the right.

(0.33 km) Pines Walk (creek intersection) to Pines picnic area (northern end)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 615 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 35 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[17], this walk follows the track[18] moderately steeply uphill[19] and away from the creek and keeping the timber track marker[20] on your left. This walk follows the track through regrowth forest[21] for about 260m, to find a rotten timber footbridge[22]. The walk crosses the bridge and continues to follow the track gently downhill for about 30m, to find another timber footbridge[23]. The walk crosses the creek and footbridge and continues to follow the track gently uphill for about 110m, until another timber footbridge[24] is crossed. Then this walk follows the track gently uphill for about 200m, until coming to the northern side of the Pines picnic area[25].

(0.95 km) Pines picnic Area (northern end) to Pines Picnic Area Toilet Block on Palmers Rd
Track: Moderate - undefined
Length = 207 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the northern end of the Pines picnic area[26], this walk goes south and gently uphill through the picnic area[27] and pine trees. This walk continues for about 200m, until coming to the toilet block[28] on the management trail[29] (Palmers Rd).

Pines picnic area Alt = 424 m
This large picnic area is often used by groups participating in Forests NSW’s school and community programs. The area provides plenty of tree cover, as well as a number of picnic benches and tables. There is a large shelter built and reserved for the Forests NSW’s programs, but is available for use at any other time. The area is surrounded by native plants and animals.

(1.16 km) Pines Picnic Area Toilet Block on Palmers Rd to Int of Pines and Abbotts Falls Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 470 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -31 m
Veer right: From the toilet block on Palmers Rd[30], this walk travels north, passing through the picnic area[31](and keeping the metal shelter[32] on your left). This walk follow a track[33](30m past the metal shelter) gently downhill through pine trees for about 130m, to find a creek[34] (on the left). This walk then continues to follow the track for about 140m (ignoring a timber stepped track which heads down to the creek), until coming to a three-way intersection, with a track and footbridge[35] (on the left).

(1.63 km) Int of Pines & Abbotts Falls Track to Pines Camping Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 122 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left : From the intersection[36], this walk follows the track gently downhill and towards a timber footbridge[37]. The walk crosses the rotten timber footbridge[38]), then continues along the track gently uphill for about 30m, until coming to the Pines Camping area[39].

Drive from Pines Camping Area
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

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)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 14 km
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 25.3 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 20.6 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 26.1 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 28.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Pines Circuit Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Pines Circuit Walk
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the NE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 23 km (to the NE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 35 km (to the ENE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
35 km (to the ENE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 37 km (to the SSE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter 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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Olney State Forest Only State Forest is a section of mostly native bushland just South of Watagan State forest and National parks
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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