The Ridge Track Loop
Darug Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

3 km
circuit

↑ 106 m
↓ -106 m

Hard track
This circuit walk follows the well signposted Ridge Track as it winds up through the bush between Henry Lawson Drive and the Georges River. The walk starts at Morgans Creek picnic area and heads back down to the river at Cattle Duffers Flats, then loops back to the start along the driveway. This walk is a great way to explore the diverse plants, and views of the park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Start of the Ridge Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Following the bushtrack around the side of the hill. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Crossing a short wooden walkway. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
winding through the bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
heading down the hill towards Cattle Duffers Flats. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
intersection at cattle differs flats. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
passing through burrawang flat. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Alongside the river. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Burrawang Reach Road & Ridge Track (-33.9758214,151.0186363)
Mode Bus Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Clancy Street Exit
  • Turn on to Clancy Street then drive for 115 m
  • Turn right onto Carlene Avenue and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Henry Lawson Drive and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left onto Burrawang Reach Road and drive for another 105 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Burrawang Reach Road and drive for another 50 m
  • Keep right onto Burrawang Reach Road and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the road, this walk follows the 'Ridge track' sign up the rock steps and up the bush track. The track climbs up and along the side of the ridge until it comes to the intersection of the signposted 'Burrawang Reach' on the left.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Burrawang Reach Road & Ridge Track Start heading along Ridge Track (a walking track).
There is a toilet (about 90 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 270 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 130 m veer right, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 520 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 285 m turn left.
After another 115 m veer left, to head along Cattle Duffers Road.
After another 90 m pass the water tap (35 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 120 m head into the park.
After another 100 m head through/around the gate.
After another 175 m pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 390 m pass the toilet (on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Burrawang Reach Road.
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Burrawang Reach Road.
After another 110 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your right).
After another 220 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
After another 20 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

The Ridge Track Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 5 on route, on average they are 510 m apart with the largest gap of 1.6 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-81 m[toilet]
Toilet
1.6 km[toilet]
Toilet
2 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.4 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.7 km[toilet]
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