Forest Walk (Cumberland State Forest)

The Hills Shire

A feature of this walk is the tall native trees and Cabbage Tree Palms. As well as cool gullies and ferns there is plenty of birdlife in the forest. Cumberland State Forest is the only urban forest in Australia. The forest was established in 1939. The walks are signposted with interpretive signs and individual plant names. It is possible to see indigenous plants of the Hills District as well as rainforest trees from elsewhere in NSW.

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted

Getting there

The walk starts from the Cumberland State Forest Visitor Centre car park - 95 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills.

Route/Trail notes

Detailed track notes are available on the Shire's information sheet.

The part of the walk where you ascend a hill and the TreeTop park is to your right, the path you need to follow continues to the left.

GPS Tracks

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Nice walk with some very tall trees. I found it confusing to find the track near the TreeTops kids park.

It might be helpful to know that as you come up the hill, TreeTops is to your right, and the path continues to your left. I found that this was not clear on the council's track notes.

Paul on 29 Mar, 2020


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