Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)


8 hrs

17.2 km One way

1147 m

Hard track
Ridge tops, grasslands, creek crossings and spectacular views are all part of this walk as it ventures from the ridge above Berowra Creek down to water level and back up again. Take the short and free ferry ride across the creek to get lunch at Berowra Waters. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan.

Maps for the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 17.2 km
Time 8 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

6km of this walk is very steep and another 6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 4.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 1.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 6km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and the remaining 1.5km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 16km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

13km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 3.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (670m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

13km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 3.4km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety. The remaining (660m) is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 10km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) walk starts at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653812, 151.13673)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters) ends at the Cowan Station (gps: -33.593766, 151.17169)
Your transport options to Cowan Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)