Explore the most popular no dogs trails in New South Wales with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views, worth the hike

Did Resolute Beach loop but didn’t see the turn off to “loop”. However, still one of the best in Sydney.

Great little loop track - really pretty beside the river. Keep an eye on the map for the turning points as there’s no trail signage in some parts

Great track, very casual and easy with all the new boardwalk installed. Added on an extension around Jibbon Head to the north on the first day heading North to South. Was able to filter water from some of the larger creeks with a purifying system with no issues.

Great trail running track. nice view

Great walk - some trail was a little hard to follow around the landslide area between Furber Steps and the Golden Stairs but we figured it out. The climb up Mt Solitary was steep and a climb rather than a walk in many areas but its well worn and easy enough.

Very nice little trail with lots of elevation change. This trail has the option of extending the walk by several kilometres if you choose to also hike the Taffy’s rock loop. Fantastic views on the decent into Brooklyn, a nice swimming area with a jump rock at Jerusalem Bay, and public transport on both ends of the walk.

Started at Govetts Leap, added the Grand Canyon Trail plus cliff top. Took 5hrs 10mins total incl breaks and photos . It was 15 degrees which is a bit colder than usual for summer but it was perfect for the walk. Some beautiful sights along the river and stunning waterfalls at the start and towards the end. Tough on the legs getting back out of the gully. Saw no one for the first 3.5 hours.

23 days ago

good accessibility

walking
24 days ago

Beautiful views and nice walking! Totally worth...

Great views. The campsite at North Era isnt the best due to the lack of water.

hiking
1 month ago

Possibly the best and most challenging hike I have done in Sydney. Bring plenty of water! There’s lots (LOTS) of stairs and make sure you go early as it gets dark around 4pm in winter time. After the first round thought I will never go back because of how hard it was but gets easier as you do it more.

I am new to trail running and found this loop enjoyable. I will do it again but go on the opposite direction. I think it would be better to start by heading down the Bobbin Head track (firetrail) which is mostly downhill in this direction. But perhaps I am just unfit.

Amazing place to visit

Very bad,not your average stroll in the park figure 8 is not worth it you should go to a normal beach as you wait 3 hours to get in the pool for 2mins and then have to walk back 8km

Great trail, mostly good quality fire trail and well maintained trail down to Patonga. Well worth stopping at the lookout.

nice trail

hiking
1 month ago

This is a really great loop track. We went along the first half by riverside, it has beautiful view and friendly animals. After had lunch at cafe. The way back is just a perfectly easy and simple direct way back. Notes if your car is parked at Sphinx memorial, make sure you came back before gate close which is 5:30pm

Great walk. Can be challenging under foot. Lots of narrow stairs

Great, little trail. Nothing too hard, there are a fair amount of stairs - just enough to work up a sweat. Great views and bush to look around in. Saw a few goannas too.
Entry to the Sphinx car park requires a $12 entry fee. Or you can park up on Bobbin Head rd and walk the 350m down to the trail start.

We got lost twice as there was no sign.
It’s a good waking trail

hiking
2 months ago

The track can be slippery in the wet or in the cold. The climb down to the top of Mermaids Pool involves rock hopping.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing bird life.

Completed in 1 day. Amazing!

Absolutely loved this Track

walking
2 months ago

Great walk along the headlands, great to see the powder magazine bunkers

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