The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson)


1 hr 30 mins

3.2 km One way

117 m

Moderate track
This walk explores a section of Garigal National Park from St Ives following service trails through the forest and into the valley. The cascades, from which this track derives its name, are at the junction of Middle Harbour and Frenchs creeks. After taking time to explore the rock platform, this walk continues along service trail to Stone Pde, Davidson.

Maps for the The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) 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 The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson)

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 3.2 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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, 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

Around 2.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 3.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 570m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1km 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 The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) walk starts at the Int of Douglas Street and Cascades service trail (gps: -33.725738, 151.17793)
Your transport options to Int of Douglas Street and Cascades service trail are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The The Cascades Track (St Ives to Davidson) ends at the Stone Pde (gps: -33.737283, 151.19618)
Your transport options to Stone Pde 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 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 :)