Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully


3 hrs

6.1 km One way

338 m

Hard track
This is an enjoyable walk through the valleys joining Faulconbridge and Springwood. Using the Victory and Sassafras Gully tracks, the walk stays close to water as it descends into the valley, returning up through the changing vegetation.

Maps for the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully 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.
Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series 90304S SPRINGWOOD NSW-90304S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully

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 6.1 km
Time 3 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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

3.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.3km is very steep. The remaining (1.2km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.6km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (900m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 3.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (900m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully walk starts at the Faulconbridge Station (gps: -33.69662, 150.53487)
Your transport options to Faulconbridge Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Train. (get details)


The Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully ends at the Springwood Station (gps: -33.699107, 150.5638)
Your transport options to Springwood Station are by;
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 Central Tablelands 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 :)