Looking for a great trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park ranging from 1.3 to 14.1 miles and from 29 to 695 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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3 days ago

Started with Bobbin head track then down to marina. Along Warrimoo track had to cross creek (luckily someone left pink ribbons on trees) because I did get a bit lost and went off track. Also tree fell on a part of the track. The stairs back up on the Sphinx is a good work out at the end. Took me 2h15m no breaks

Great track but more enjoyable and a better workout going from Brooklyn to Cowan instead. it means the best part of the track is done last.

12 days ago

Lovely easy walk made perfect with forest full of incredible wildflowers. Rewarding view at the lookout

The fire trail is a whole lot of nothing. I'd recommend starting at the sphinx and walking down to the wharf, turning around and coming back up the same way. As it was, it took me about 1.5hrs of walking and was a nice, easy climb.

All fire trails, no single track, unless you take the turn down to Coasters (switchbacks), which is all single track and about 60% runnable on the way down. Definitely worth the lookout trail for great views.

You can easily park on George St near William St where the trail starts. You walk up William St past some houses on the right to the cement laid trail on the left. Be warned, the first segment is very steep. After this the trail becomes very pleasant, undulating nicely with only one or two spots closer to the dam that are a little steep. Lots of bird calls and wild bush flowers along the way to the peaceful dam. Some patches with loose rock to be careful of your foot fall.

Enjoyed this easy terrain hike that leads to a breathtaking lookout. Lots of colours from the flowers and lots of fresh air, but no other views on the way. Came across many other hikers, cyclists and horses.

Extremely enjoyable run, had a few rocky ascents / descents and view was amazing!

nice walk good scenery. nice spot for a swim. the concrete firetrail was a pain for the last 500m downhill. Nice cold beer at the pub after wards was great. starts at Cowan train station and finishes at Hawkesbury River station (Brooklyn) so easy to get back to the car.

Good family fun

Taffy’s trail section was very overgrown, so not much fun in shorts. Quite enclosed for a lot of the time, but lovely views when you do pop out above the scrub.

Beautiful well utilised trail with spectacular views of Pittwater and Barrenjoey headland. Caught the ferry from Mackerel Beach to Palm Beach for lunch and came back across to finish the walk off in the arvo.

First half from Cowan was more enjoyable and scenic than the second half which was mostly fire trail. The long steep descent on the concrete path down to Hawkesbury River wasn’t enjoyable

Great track mostly near the water. Very peaceful. Did it in 3hrs without resting.

pretty views, fire trails shared by mountain bikes and horses. easy walk.

Really lovely walk. A good mix of up and downhill and great views.!

An easy but enjoyable walk. Beautiful wildflowers which will look even more amazing in early spring. Lovely views over Cowan Creek from the lookout at the end of the trail.

Quite rocky so wear good shoes!

Was an easy trail to run, some puddles and some loose rock areas... but very rewarding view at the end!

Great hike along the river with good climb to the sphinx

Loved this hike. Took us about 2.5 hours. Beautiful scenery and plenty of beautiful pics can be taken.

Good walk

3 months ago

This trail is in National Park, you need to pay to enter. The trail is a combination of man made platforms and stairs with bush tracks. Short and steep. Beware of footing going down to the beach, loose leaf litter can be slippery. Sandwiches and wraps unfortunately get stolen by kookaburras, so bring something else if you want to eat. Lovely spot

3 months ago

Good obvious track. Rocky and roots across a large part of walk. Slippery in parts in wet weather or winter. But a great shortish but moderately challenging track. Started at north Wahroonga. Takes 1.5 hrs to bobbin head minus photo opportunity. Best time to go is sunrise as the colours in the bush and on the water and wild flowers is stunning. Beautiful at bobbin head but go before crowds.

Great hike. Took us 4hours. A few beautiful lookouts and a great view of Brooklyn. The last 1km into Brooklyn is challenging because it’s very steep and concrete.

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