Cascades Track (from Davidson)

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 15 mins

3 km Return

119 m

Moderate track
This pleasant, return walk starts in Davidson and follows the Cascades Track along the management trails as it winds down into the valley. In the main valley, the walk comes to the Cascades just upstream of the Frenchs and Middle Harbour Creeks junction. The Cascades are surrounded by rock platforms, which make the perfect vantage points to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Maps for the Cascades Track (from Davidson) 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 Cascades Track (from Davidson) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cascades Track (from Davidson)

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 3 km
Time 1 hr 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 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 950m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 570m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 950m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 570m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 950m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 570m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cascades Track (from Davidson) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cascades Track (from Davidson) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cascades Track (from Davidson) walk starts and ends at the Stone Pde (gps: -33.737283, 151.19618)
Your transport options to Stone Pde 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 🙂