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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 .

harder then what I expected but some great photo stops.

Started at Berowra Waters and climbed back to Cowan. Very interesting track with a number of scenic outlooks. Lots of hard climbs and some challenging downhill sections. Well worth the effort.

Great little spot. Perfect after rain as creeks fill up! A little more challenging than we thought. We crossed to crosslands which probably added another couple of k’s to our hike.

Plenty of bird life. Lovely creek near Mt Ku-ring-gai.

A little road traversing but gets you where you want to go.

Brilliant in some places

Not too far from city. You can go there by public transportation.

i started from Mount Kuring Gai track to Berowra station. it has beaten path so hassle for the route. please make sure that carry water otherwise you will be in trouble in the middle of the track. overall experience is awesome.

Great walk. Nice scenery. Lots of ascents and descents though.

Good walk. Mostly shady. Nice water features at some points. Last bit to Hornsby station is a stair master workout so be ready.

Great run. Good trails in second half. Even scored a leach for my troubles

Competed this walk in sections. It’s a nice walk.

Pretty tough and a part of track has been closed, almost can through it but there is a small bridge has been broken, that is about 1.5m, I jumped

Nice walk,however the directions that open up in Google maps, didn't lead us to the starting point of the track.

Nice walk but I'd recommend to start from Berowra station and end in Mt Ku-ring-gai instead.

Loved it! Pretty tough, but doable!

Starts off ok along the lake, all footpaths. Head up into Teralba where you can get a coffee if you want one but after crossing the railway tracks you end up walking on a thin windy road with cars flying past you. Bit scary, not enjoyable at all. I'll never do it again but at least I can say that I've don't it!!!

Beautiful walk with wonderful views. Quite a easy walk on footpaths, along the beach and on dirt trails. A bit of everything. You can even get a coffee or breaky along the way.

Great views and easy walking

Beautiful trail. Travel along the river, and creeks most of the way. Also get the beautiful salt marsh. Shorter than expected at about 3 hours all up.

Was ok, most of the walk is pavement. We did this walk because it was tagged dog friendly. The pavement section is dog friendly, however, dogs are not allowed on most of the beach sections. The last section to the lagoon is in state reserve which is not dog friendly, disappointing after completing all the pavement section.
Fine if you want an around town walk with your dog, not a dog friendly hike at all. Also the full walk is more like 9 km than 6.3 km point to point.

This was a full 6 hours at our pace (including lunch break). A very rewarding walk with lovely views over the Hunter Valley.
Thoroughly recommended walk!

Tips:
It took a bit of setting up - used 2 cars - left one car at Pokolbin Hunter Valley Gardens where there is plenty of parking and then left our other car at the side of the road near Shingle Gully Road. Some sections are reasonably steep and walking poles might be advisable for some walkers. As mentioned in the guide some of the waymarkers are obscured by vegetation so keep a sharp lookout. We used a map as well. For most of the last section along McDonalds Road there is a bike/footpath so you dont need to walk on the busy road except for some very short sections. The other road-walking sections are very quiet. We uploaded our walk and some photos to everytrail.com

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