Salvation Loop Track

1 hr 30 mins

4 km Circuit

80 m

Moderate track
This walk makes a circuit from West Head Rd around the Salvation Loop track in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP. The walk passes through wet heathland vegetation and around a hanging swamp. The thick heath vegetation along the track means that the views are mostly restricted, however it is still a nice walk with wildflowers in spring, plenty of scribbly gums and some rock outcrops to explore. The full length of this walk is on road or well-defined management trail.

Maps for the Salvation Loop 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
Cowan 1:25 000 Map Series 91304N COWAN NSW-91304N
Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series 91301S MONA VALE NSW-91301S
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
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 Salvation Loop Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Salvation Loop 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 4 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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


Around 3.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 300m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 840m follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 2.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.5km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.4km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 3.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 840m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Salvation Loop Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Salvation Loop Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Salvation Loop Track walk starts and ends at the Salvation Picnic Area (gps: -33.626613, 151.25796)
Your main transport option to Salvation Picnic Area is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 :)