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The Elvina Bay circuit is a short but very diverse loop trail at West Head, with a secluded swimming hole, multiple cascades and waterfalls and nice Pittwater views. You can opt for a hard and partly off-track circuit, or an easier on-track loop...

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Navigation Required
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
150m
Maximum Elevation
200m
Total Climb

Getting there

Parking area near the start of West Head Road (on the right)

Maps

9130-1S Mona Vale (1:25K).
Detailed topographical map recommended if doing off-track option - 1:25K map above or electronic map (eg. AllTrails)

Route/Trail notes

The off-track route take an unsigned bushwalking trail (Fredricks Track) to Lovetts Pool, then follows the unnamed creek down to a waterfall, and then along the top of the ridge and down a spur to Elvina Bay. Return via the Elvina Track (firetrail) or the bushwalking trail. See links below for more details and GPS files. 

Permits/Costs

National Parks Entry Pass (or pay $13 at entry gate)

Other References

Track notes and photos of the partly "off track" route: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/06/23/elvina-bay-circuit-west-head/

Standard "on track" route: http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/elvina-bay-circuit.html

Guide to West Headv bushwalks for other tracks: https://hikingtheworld.blog/index-of-hikes/guide-to-west-head-bushwalks/

 

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