Cascades Track

Greater Sydney
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This walk explores part of the northern section of Garigal National Park and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. The walk follows a service trail from Douglas Street, St Ives, to cross Middle Harbour Creek, then explores a large rock platform with the Cascades. The cascades themselves are not huge, but the rock platform, rock pools, and the cascades combine to form a great place to explore and have a snack before the return journey

169m
Maximum Elevation
115m
Total Climb

Getting there

Acron Oval in St Ives (corner Acron Rd & Douglas St). 

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Route/Trail notes

The firetrail descends past the back of Acron Oval. After 900m there’s an intersection with the Upper Cambourne Track on the left; this provides an alternate access to the Cascade Track from Douglas St. Continue straight ahead.

After another 100m you pass the Lower Cambourne Track on the left. From here the track descends more steeply with a short section of asphalt, and after another 500m reaches the intersection with the Bare Creek Trail. (You can also reach the Cascades via the Lower Cambourne / Bare Creek loop, which adds 2km to the hike.) From the junction with the Bare Creek Trail there’s a final (fairly flat) 500m along the Cascade Track to reach the Cascades, crossing a concrete weir just before the end that’s normally got a bit of water running over it.

Permits/Costs

Nil.

Other References

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/02/20/cascades-track/

http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/garigal-national-park/cascades-track.html

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