Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd


4 hrs 15 mins

10.8 km Circuit

344 m

Hard track
A great circuit walk in Popran National Park, to the beautiful Emerald Pool. This walk passes through a variety of vegetation and offers some great views along the way. Emerald Pool is a really beautiful spot and it is well worth spending some time exploring around the creek. The optional side trips along the 248 trail and to Mt Olive, add to the great views on the walk. If your car has reasonable ground clearance, you could drive to the Ironbark picnic area and start the walk from there.

Maps for the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd

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 10.8 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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

Gradient

9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.2km is very steep. Whilst another 940m has short steep hills and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (590m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.8km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4km 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 Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;
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 Hunter 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 :)