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Perimeter Trail
Time: 2 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.7 km WNW of Terrey Hills
Length: 7.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 7.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 214 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 214 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This Perimeter Trail walk contours gently around the northern side of Terrey Hills on a wide mostly level trail, with occasional views across Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. However, it is the side trips that make this walk truly worthwhile - if you are only going to do one side trip, the lookdown into Cowan Creek from Wilkins Viewpoint is fabulous. With a variety of side trip options and easy access to the start and finish, this walk is well worth considering. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Perimeter Trail

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Perimeter Trail
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Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St
Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Int of Perimeter & Long Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks
Int of Perimeter AND Wilkins Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Golf Course Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Durumbil Tracks
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Int of Perimeter & Booralie Track
Int of Perimeter & Nerang Trails
Int of Perimeter & Nerang Trails
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91304S 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Cullamine Rd and Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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Cullamine Rd and Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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Horse riding on Cullamine Rd, near Terrey Hills
 
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Cullamine Rd, near Terrey Hills
 
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Cullamine Rd, near Terrey Hills
 
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Cullamine Rd, near Terrey Hills
 
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Cullamine Rd, near Terrey Hills
 
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Perimeter Trail sign, near Terrey Hills
 
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The Perimeter Trail Entrance at Bulara St
 
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Horse riding information sign, near Terrey Hills
 
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Long Trail sign on Perimeter Trail
 
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Wilkins Viewpoint, looking north into Cowan Creek
 
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Timber gate on Perimeter Trail
 
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View from Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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Timber gate on Perimeter Trail
 
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Ford on Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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Metal fence on Perimeter Trail
 
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Metal fence and golf course behind on Perimeter Trail
 
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Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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View of homes on Perimeter Track
 
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Water over Perimeter Trail
 
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View of house on Perimeter Trail
 
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View of house on Perimeter Trail, near Terrey Hills
 
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The track into Smith's Creek
 
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Creek/culvert on Perimeter Trail
 
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Culvert next to Perimeter Trail
 
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Private fence next to Perimeter Trail
 
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Nerang Lookout
 
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Hidden Nerang Track sign
 
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Perimeter Trail, near Nerang Ave
 
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Locked gate at the north end of Nerang Ave, Terrey Hills.
 
Locked gate at the north end of Nerang Ave, Terrey Hills. +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Perimeter Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Perimeter Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Perimeter Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Perimeter Trail bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 7km
Time 2 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.7km has short steep hills. The remaining (75m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 140m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 4.9km 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 no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Int of Cullamine Rd & Bulara St to Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 136 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = 0 m
From the intersection[1], this walk follows the unsealed public road[2] gently downhill away from the 'Callamine Trail' sign[3] for about 150m (crossing a culverted creek halfway[4]). This walk turns left at a three-way intersection[5], coming to a locked gate[6] with a 'Perimeter Trail 7.1km One-Way' sign[7].

(0.14 km) Int of Cullamine Rd & Perimeter Track to Int Perimeter and Long Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 757 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -23 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[8], this walk follows the management trail [9]around the locked gate with 'Perimeter Track 7.1km One-Way' sign[10]. This walk continues on the trail (passing an information sign[11] after about 30m) for about 300m. This walk continues to follows the trail for about 400m, until coming to a signposted (The Long Trail) three-way intersection (on the left) This intersection is reached about 10m after a track on the right is passed.

(0.89 km) Int of Perimeter & Long Tracks to Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 1.25 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 33 m Descent = -22 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[12], this walk follows the management trail east, with the hill on the right for about 500m. Then this walk bends left and continues for about 700m, until coming to the three-way intersection, with a 'Wilkins Track' sign[13] (on the left).

(2.15 km) Int of Perimeter & Wilkins Tracks to Wilkins Track Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 612 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -21 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail gently downhill past the 'Wilkins Track' sign [14](on the right). Then this walk continues along the sandy trail, passing around the 'Walkers Only Beyond This Point' sign[15] after about 600m. This walk then follows the bush track[16] for about 10m to Wilkins Viewpoint and views [17]into Smith Creek and the surrounding bushland.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Wilkins Track Lookout Alt = 184 m
The Wilkins Track Lookout of Terrey Hills, offers good views over Cowan Creek[18] after a short, mostly level walk. Wilkins Track Lookout consists of an unfenced level sandstone platform[19] with the ground dropping away dramatically to the north, offering fabulous views through trees down over Cowan Creek.

(2.15 km) Int of Perimeter AND Wilkins Tracks to Int of Perimeter AND Golf Course Tracks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.3 km Time = 44 mins
Climb = 58 m Descent = -75 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[20], this walk follows the management trail gently downhill, keeping the hill on the right. After about 800m, the walk finds 'Authorised Horse Tracks' signs and tracks [21](on the right). Then this walk continues left, following the trail for about 1.2km to find a narrow track[22] (on the right). This walk then crosses a concrete ford[23] and continues to follow the trail for about 280m, until coming to a three-way intersection with another wide trail[24][25] (on the left). At this intersection, you can see Terrey Hills Country Club Golf Course behind a ring wire fence (on the right).

(4.44 km) Int of Perimeter & Golf Course Tracks to Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 1.02 km Time = 22 mins
Climb = 46 m Descent = -44 m
Veer left: From the intersection[26], this walk follows the management trail slightly downhill[27] and away from the golf course for about 600m, until coming to a three-way intersection, with a management trail on the right.
Veer left: From the intersection[28], this walk follows the management trail east, gently downhill. Then the walk continues along the trail for about 400m, with obscured views (on the left) and houses in the distance [29](on the right), until coming to a four-way intersection with a management trail[30].

(5.46 km) Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track to Smiths Creek
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 2.57 km Time = 53 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -210 m
Turn left : From the intersection[31], this walk follows a level management trail north[32], passing a locked gate with 'Ku-Ring-Chase National Park, Smith Creek West Trail, 2.5km One-Way' sign on it[33]. The walk continues along this trail, with views to the left after about 800m[34]. This walk follows the trail gently downhill, steepening[35] after about 600m through switchbacks[36] to Smith Creek[37].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Smiths Creek Alt = 7 m
Smiths Creek of Terrey Hills, offers a refreshing rest by a creek and secluded grasslands[38] to explore. Camping[39] has occurred here previously, however be aware that the creek water is salty and not drinkable.

(5.46 km) Int of Perimeter & Smiths Creek Track to Int of Perimeter and Booralie Tracks
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 663 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -20 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the management trail east and gently uphill. Then this walk continues to follow the trail, undulating gently up and down[40] over water bars[41], with houses in the distance (on the right). The walk follows the trail for about 700m, until coming to a three-way intersection[42], with another management trail (on the right).

(6.12 km) Int of Perimeter & Booralie Track to Int of Perimeter & Nerang Trails
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 989 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 24 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[43], this walk follows the management trail east, with views on the left[44] and houses on the right[45]. The walk continues along the trail, over water bars and closed culverts[46], for about 1000m, until coming to a three-way intersection with a sandy track on the left[47] (just before coming to a right-hand bend in the trail).

(7.11 km) Int of Perimeter & Nerang Trails to Nerang Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.12 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -64 m
Turn left : From the intersection[48], this walk follows the sandy eroded[49] track north, coming to a heath clearing[50] after about 170m (ignoring side tracks[51] after about 60m). This walk follows the trail into the bush, keeping the high ground to the left for about 900m until coming to flat rocks[52] and the Nerang View Point.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Nerang Lookout Alt = 128 m
Upon arriving at Nerang Lookout of Terrey Hills, the ground drops away to the north, offering filtered views through Banksia trees[53]. Nerang Lookout is an unfenced sandstone platform, with large boulders scattered about. These large boulders create small attractive chasms[54]. Nerang Lookout is a relaxed and pleasant spot to appreciate a typical bush setting within Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.

(7.11 km) Int of Perimeter & Nerang Trails to Nerang Av
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 73 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[55], this walk follows the management trail as it immediately bends right. The walk continues, while keeping a creek[56] on your left for about 70m, until coming to a locked gate[57](at the northern end of Nerang Rd in Terrey Hills).

Drive from Nerang Av
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 10.2 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 9.3 km
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 9.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 14.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 14.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Perimeter Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Perimeter Trail
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 7 km (to the NW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
12 km (to the SW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 27 km (to the NNE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 29 km (to the WSW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 35 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Mostly clear.
Mostly clear.
17.6°C (feels like 19.1°)
6 km/h from the ENE (gusting 6)
100% humidity     (as at 24/03:05am)
Thu      °Mostly clear.
Fri16°|25°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|27°Possible shower developing.
Sun15°|22°Possible shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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