Blackwattle Close loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

613 m Circuit

23 m

Moderate track
This is a pleasant loop walk, close to Cherrybrook. The walk crosses Disturbed Creek (not officially named) a couple of times and includes some nice scenery along the creek with ferns, grasstrees and eucalypt forest.

Maps for the Blackwattle Close loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Blackwattle Close loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackwattle Close loop

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 613 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 550m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 65m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 610m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 610m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 540m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 75m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 540m of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 75m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 610m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackwattle Close loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackwattle Close loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackwattle Close loop walk starts and ends at the End of Blackwattle Place (gps: -33.7195, 151.0502)
Your transport options to End of Blackwattle Place are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂