The Ridge Track Loop


1 hr 15 mins

2.9 km Circuit

123 m

Hard track
This circuit walk follows the well signposted Ridge Track as it winds up through the bush between Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River. The walk starts at Morgans Creek picnic area and heads back down to the river at Cattle Duffers Flats, then loops back to the start along the driveway. This walk is a great way to explore the diverse plants, and views of the park.

Maps for the The Ridge Track Loop 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.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the The Ridge Track Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Ridge Track Loop

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 2.9 km
Time 1 hr 15 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 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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

1.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1km is flat with no steps. The remaining (120m) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.4km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 2.7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 190m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 190m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Ridge Track Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Ridge Track Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Ridge Track Loop walk starts and ends at the Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track (gps: -33.975842, 151.0187)
Your transport options to Int of Morgans Creek and the Ridge Track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 :)