45 mins

2.2 km Circuit

67 m

Moderate track
This short but popular walking track offers a great way to explore the middle section of Sawpit Creek in the Kosciuszko National Park. Start near Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat (or alternatively you can start from Kosciuszko Education Centre), you will cross Sawpit Creek a couple of times and explore the valley environment. The track then leads you up through the more open forest of the ridge and loops back through Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat to Sawpit Creek Picnic Area.

Maps for the Sawpit Walk 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.
Kalkite Mountain 1:25 000 Map Series 86253N KALKITE MOUNTAIN NSW-86253N
Tombong 1:50 000 Map Series 8624S TOMBONG NSW-8624S
Numbla Vale 1:50 000 Map Series 8624N NUMBLA VALE NSW-8624N
Berridale 1:100 000 Map Series 8625 BERRIDALE 8625

Cross sectional view of the Sawpit Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Sawpit Walk

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 2.2 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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 1.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 460m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 460m follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 440m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 1.2km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 960m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 440m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Sawpit Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Sawpit Walk walk.
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