The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek


6 hrs

16.1 km Return

576 m

Moderate track
This walk to Smiths Creek follows a wide trail for most of the way, however it is well worth the walk, for Smiths Creek is a lovely spot with open grasslands and a creek to explore. The optional side trip to Wilkins Viewpoint is also worthwhile, with a fabulous view into Cowan Creek – consider including it on the return journey, to break up the walk home.

Maps for the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek 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
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 The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek

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 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs
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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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 140m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 4.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 3.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 8km 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 Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Perimeter Trail to Smiths Creek walk starts and ends at the Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St (gps: -33.664104, 151.18876)
Your main transport option to Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/pttsc


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 :)