Bushland Tracks and Trails

There are many walking trails throughout Hornsby Shire that you can explore on your own.


Hazard Reduction Burn 11 - 12 April

A controlled hazard reduction burn will be conducted in the Marramarra National Park, north of Hornsby, over the coming days. Smoke from this burn is likely to settle across a number of Sydney suburbs.  More Information

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Note: the above link refers to the Great North Walk Discovery Kit. This kit is no longer available from Hornsby Council, but can be ordered through the Land and Property Management Authority website.

Here is a selection of the most popular bushland tracks:

Walking grades

Grade 1: Allows for those with reduced walking ability to walk on well marked tracks with no steps and with interpretive signage.
Grade 2: Easy walk, mostly on well marked tracks of low gradients with no steep sections and minimal use of steps. Suitable for beginners.
Grade 3: Medium walk with some hilly sections and rougher terrain with some steep sections requiring a moderate level of fitness. Suitable for fit beginners.
Grade 4: Medium – hard walks. Steeper, rougher terrain or a longer distance track walk along defined tracks without major modification to the ground, may have short sections of rock scrambling involved. Not suitable for beginners.

For more information on walking grades visit npansw.org.au

Walking your dog in bushland areas

There are more than 30 trails within Hornsby Shire where dog walking is permitted. However, dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Owners must also pick up after their dogs and stay on designated tracks.

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There are also a number of off-leash areas you can take your dog to.

Friends of Berowra Valley

This local group has a lot of great information about local walks on their website friendsberowravalley.org.au.