3 hrs 15 mins

8.3 km Return

255 m

Moderate track
A nice walk through Popran National Park with good views along the way. The optional side trip to Mt Olive adds some great views and scenery. If you have a car with good ground clearance, you could drive to Ironbark picnic area and start the walk from there.

Maps for the 248 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the 248 Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the 248 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 8.3 km
Time 3 hrs 15 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 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 3.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 600m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 600m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.1km 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 2.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2km 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 248 Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the 248 Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The 248 Track walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;
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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2t

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 🙂