30 mins

962 m Circuit

48 m

Moderate track
The Ridge Trail loop is a short walk starting from Honeman’s Picnic Area and follows the signposted Ridge Trail until finding Split Rock management trail. Here, you turn sharply right to head back to the picnic area along this wider trail. There are limited views along this walk, but it still makes for a nice stroll through the bush.

Maps for the Ridge Trail loop 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ridge Trail loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ridge Trail loop

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 962 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


500m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 410m has short steep hills. The remaining (55m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

500m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 410m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (55m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 850m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 120m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 960m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 960m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 960m 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 Ridge Trail loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ridge Trail loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ridge Trail loop walk starts and ends at the Mudbrick building car park (gps: -33.459136, 151.39182)
Your main transport option to Mudbrick building car park 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/rtl

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 🙂