The Bare Creek Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 hrs 15 mins

8.2 km Return

265 m

Moderate track
This pleasant return walk starts from the outskirts of Belrose and follows the management trails through Garigal National Park to the bottom of the valley and along Bare Creek to the cascades. The cascades are a good place for a break before returning along the same route.

Maps for the The Bare Creek Track 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 The Bare Creek Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Bare Creek Track

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 8.2 km
Time 3 hrs 15 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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


2.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (470m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 4.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 3.7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 390m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.2km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 2.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Bare Creek Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Bare Creek Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Bare Creek Track walk starts and ends at the Ralston Ave (gps: -33.727169, 151.20554)
Your transport options to Ralston Ave 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 🙂