Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop

3 hrs

8.4 km Circuit

168 m

Moderate track
A great way to explore the Lane Cove Valley from Epping Station, this walk loops around North Epping, returning to the station. There are many sights to be seen along this walk, with Whale Rock and Brown’s Waterhole being a couple of highlights. The walk explores Devlins Creek, upper Lane Cove River and Terry’s Creek. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

Maps for the Epping Station Lane Cove River 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Epping Station Lane Cove River 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 8.4 km
Time 3 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


Around 6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 2.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 2.5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (2.2km) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 3.2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 8km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 880m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Epping Station Lane Cove River Loop walk starts and ends at the Epping Station (gps: -33.772529, 151.08242)
Your transport options to Epping Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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



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

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 :)