Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

This is a good workout for me. I like to take overseas guests on it, if they like nature and walking. It is quite pretty with a lot of variation in landscape. You can have coffee down at Bobbin Head Inn (over the bridge near the boats) Sometimes we meet there for a burger and get a lift back, missing the horse trail. This works if you have someone willing to drive down. If you go up the horse trail you can try following the pipeline to cut through the zig zag. At first going up is hardish but eventually it is a long flat walk to finish.

trail running
1 month ago

I did this run without the additonal Chiltern path up and back and it was 12km on the dot. The Duck Ponds track is a long uphill when entering from the West Head side, and the down hill from the top of the Central track is long and cruisy back to the NP gate.

walking
2 months ago

Scenic view

trail running
2 months ago

Starting at the sphinx, the steep decline is a challenging ascent, making sure not to step on the wrong stone or branch. The steps take you down to a breathtaking view of the river, where the path leads you to the marine. The path is covered with small stones, so beware the ankles.

The second part of the track is the fire trail, which is a bit less spectacular, but is a great way to recover after the steep climb.

Had tons of fun while doing this run, will do it again!

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.

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

A very easy, short walk that ends in a view across a body of water. Recommend this one if you’re short on time but still want to see a few scenic things ☺️

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

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!

Scenic views!

Great walk with lots of goannas and a fab lunch on the water at the Eatery at Bobbin Head.
Took the Bobbin Head trail down and Warimoo back.

This is great early morning walk, took us 2:33 minutes with medium pace !

trail running
Monday, August 07, 2017

I used the directions feature of the app to find this track, but it was not signposted at the start point so was tricky to find. Look for the Coal and Candle Rural Fire Brigade sign near 301 McCarrs Creek Rd. Park on the roadside and make your way to the trail, which by the way is not signposted as Duck Holes Trail. As it's a loop you eventually end up on Duck Holes trail and then after running on West Head Rd for a while you will end up on Centre Track to loop back around where you started. The trail was a mix of loose rock - good trail running shoes a must -- gravel and some soft sand. I think this run is closer to 12K than 15K - unless I missed something. Didn't see any other users on the trail.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Beautiful walk

Decided to go clockwise getting the dull dirt track out of the way first. When we descended on the marina and the park the views were lovely. We stopped here for lunch. There's a cafe and Bobbin in if you'd like a bite and a drink. The second half of the track is scenic and along the water. Final ascend to the sphinx is a few stairs. Takes about 20 min.

A beautiful day. I went the reverse direction down Sphinx trail with a stop at the marina cafe for a cappucino and brunch before going back up Warrimoo. The entry fee is $12 which you can avoid by parking on the side of the road before the gate. The trail head is within easy walking distance from the road.

very easy track

Great length track and wildlife sightings

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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