Explore the most popular river 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.

This took us 3 1/2 hours to complete. It was a great track with some steep incline and steep declines, as long as you are fit and healthy it should be fine. There are some beautiful viewing vantage points. The second half of the Trail has some longer flat walks. Don’t forget to stop and take in the views when you see them. If you’re doing the hike on the weekend and finish at Brooklyn make sure you look up the train or bus schedule when we did it the trains were not running on weekends however the buses were coming every 30 minutes to take you back to Cowan . All in all a beautiful hike with good views and variety.

Part of this is beautiful, part very boring. Don't do the loop, do an in and back along the river. The top part of a boring fire trail with no view.

i loved this walk ,beautiful scenery .Couldn't believe how clear the waters of Cowan creek are.

1 day ago

great walk considering you are still in a built up area you can hear distant traffic most of the way thru

The first half is incredible with amazing views and steep challenging ascents, but the second half... although had some nice views, got very boring as it was just an off-road for vehicles. Definitely worth it though!

3 days ago

awesome hike. camped two nights and had a great time. highly recommend. didn't see any snakes though!

This walk is so far the best I went to..really enjoyed the nature and the bush !!

Track was hard to find at times. There are some painted arrows which help. If in doubt, check the path doesn't continue on the other side of the creeks.

Walked a few k’s along this track in early August 2018 - within a few hundred meters from leaving lane cove river park at lady game drive you could be anywhere yet so close to sydney - it’s a great walk - although the wattle have been fooled into flowering early this year with all the dry warm weather .

Walked the first few kilometres of this last summer- the memorable thing wasn’t the walk but the swarming sounds of millions of cicadas - literally could not hear ourselves think over it. Amazing experience and the walk is beautiful with clear waters and mangroves opposite and loads of bird life .

Nice and easy walk with some quick stops at a few small waterfalls. The track was damp and muddy from last night’s rainfall but still manageable. Very enjoyable walk to end a great day of hiking.

15 days ago

Amazing view and hike!

Lovely walk some easy parts and some tougher parts. Overall lovely day out.

stunning views of the hawkesbury and McDonald rivers. great information on the building of the convict roads

16 days ago

If you love stairs this is the walk for you - about 3700 in a round trip up and down Perry's Track. Honestly, I was cursing Perry and his stairs the whole way down but the views from the lookouts and of Cox's River at the bottom make it worthwhile. The sign says it's a six hour return trip but it took about two all up, or if you're up for an overnight trip there is a good camping spot at the bottom.

Trail itself is nothing special, but great views

Great track especially for a solo trecker. Easily done over two days but more enjoyable over three.

Beautiful all the way along and some challenging segments to make it a great experience!

Started at Cowan. Nice walk to start with then it gets steep and the uphills begin. Amazing challenge. The last hour of it dragged on for a bit till u get to the downhill part that wakes u up. Easy walk to the station afterwards.
Sings are everywhere so u can’t get lost. Overall i loved this walk. Took us just under 4 hours . We stopped for pics .

26 days ago

lovely trail. lots of public loos too!

A fun experience. Most caves are priced, but the surrounding area is beautiful and free to hike.

1 month ago

The map and details provided here makes it really easy to stay on the right track!

1 month ago

Moderately easy walk. Sealed track almost the whole way with good nature information about the rainforest and surrounds.

More like 13k but very lovely.
Take shoes with good grip.

Fun and varied run. Great views and scenery so close to the CBD

Really nice way to spend a Sunday with a cafe at the mid way point.

Great walk with 2 waterfalls.

Very beautiful trail


Nice track - we did the Warrimoo track first up to Bobbin Head had lunch at the Galley eatery and came back down the Bobbin Head track. It meant we went down the stairs instead of up and got the dull dirt track at the end, so suggest you do it the other way round!

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