Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station


2 hrs 30 mins

6.6 km Circuit

187 m

Hard track
A really nice loop walk in a corner of Berowra Valley Regional Park with good access by public transport. The walk starts and finishes at Thornleigh train station. The scenery includes beautiful scenes along Zig Zag creek and nice forest while going up Stringybark ridge, plus as an optional side trip to see the remnants of the historic Thornleigh Quarry and Zig Zag railway. There are good spots to eat or grab a coffee near Thornleigh station before or after the walk.

Maps for the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station 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
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station

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 6.6 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

2.8km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.2km is very steep and the remaining 930m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

4.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (750m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 2.5km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (1.4km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 4.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.1km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 140m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 4.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.2km 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 Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Stringybark Ridge and Zig Zag Creek loop from Thornleigh Station walk starts and ends at the Thornleigh Train Station (gps: -33.731949, 151.07815)
Your transport options to Thornleigh Train 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 :)