Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek

4 hrs

9.4 km Return

425 m

Hard track
From the ridge above Berowra Creek, this walk goes steeply down into the valley following Calna Creek. The narrow bush track section is quite beautiful with plenty of small creek crossings and sandstone overhangs. The grasslands section, just before coming to the junction of Calna and Berowra Creeks, is also very pretty.

Maps for the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek 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
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek

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 9.4 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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


3.7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 630m is flat with no steps. The remaining (400m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

3km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 1km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 540m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 110m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 4.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 3km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 2.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Kuring-gai to Calna Creek walk starts and ends at the Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station (gps: -33.653812, 151.13673)
Your transport options to Mt Kuring-gai Railway Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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 :)