Starting from the end of Clissold Rd, North Wahroonga this walk guides you through a lovely valley around the upper reaches of Lovers Jump Creek. A pleasant dog-friendly walk with plenty of wildflowers along the way. A side trail leads up the toilets Samuel King Park about halfway through this walk. Spend some time enjoying the bubble cascades in the creek and the tall forest along the way. 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.
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.
Turn right onto Clissold Road and drive for another 840 m
Turn right onto Clissold Road and drive for another 220 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Clissold Rd, North Wahroonga talk around the gate at the lower end of the turning circle and walk fairly steeply downhill along the wide management trail. After about 90m turn right at the signposted intersection and then after another 90m turn left.....
Directions & comments
Find the gate at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 95 m turn left, to head along Clissold Link Trail.
After another 170 m continue straight, to head along Clissold Link Trail.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Clissold Link Trail.
After another 460 m turn sharp right.
After another 930 m cross the ford (about 20 m long)
The starting point of an alternate access track. Alternate access or access to toilets at Samuel King Park. Details below.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 120 m pass the "Samuel King Park" (55 m on your left).
After another 155 m cross the ford.
After another 440 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m pass the "Ku-ring-gai Recreational Tracks" (about 60 m ahead).
After another 190 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m pass the waterfall (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 20 m cross the ford.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 180 m cross the ford.
After another 560 m continue straight.
After another 95 m turn left.
After another 85 m come to the end.
Alternate access or access to toilets at Samuel King Park.
Directions & comments
After 215 m head through/around the gate.
After another 85 m pass the toilet (on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to a gate.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Lovers Jump Creek circuit
1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 2.2 km (plus an extra 295 m along side route) from the start.