Cascades Track (from Davidson)
Guringai Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

3 km
return

↑ 88 m
↓ -88 m

Moderate track
This pleasant return walk starts in Davidson and follows the Cascades Track along the management trails as it winds down into the valley. In the main valley, the walk comes to the Cascades just upstream of the Frenchs and Middle Harbour Creeks junction. The Cascades are surrounded by rock platforms, which make the perfect vantage points to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
Show all
The Cascades Track Head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Following the service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Crossing Borgnis Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Continuing through the bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Climbing up the asphalted hills. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Continuing through the bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The Cascades Track and Frenchs Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Waterhole at the Cascades. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The Cascades. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Downloads GPX PDF

+
-
Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
+
-
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Stone Parade & Cascades Trail (-33.7372726,151.1961826)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Forest Way
  • Turn on to Glen Street then drive for 370 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Pringle Avenue and drive for another 220 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Blackbutts Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Keep left onto Kambora Avenue and drive for another 145 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kambora Avenue and drive for another 190 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kambora Avenue and drive for another 400 m
  • Turn right onto Borgnis Street and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn left onto Stone Parade and drive for another 285 m
+
-
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, the walk passes through the metal gate marked with the Cascades Track sign, and follows the (initially) asphalted service trail. The service trail winds down into the valley, steeply at times, until it comes to the signposted intersection with the French's Creek Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Stone Parade & Cascades Trail Start heading along Cascades Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 920 m continue straight, to head along Cascades Trail.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Cascades Trail & Middle Harbour Track) turn right, to head along Cascades Trail.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
"The Cascades".
The Cascades
The Cascades

The Cascades are a series of small cascades (little waterfalls) in Garigal National Park. The cascades centre around a large rock platform on Middle Harbour Creek and are found in the northern section of the park, at the intersection of the Middle Harbour and Cascade Tracks. The cascades make a great spot to sit and rest when exploring the area.
+
-
The Cascades are a series of small cascades (little waterfalls) in Garigal National Park. The cascades centre around a large rock platform on Middle Harbour Creek and are found in the northern section of the park, at the intersection of the Middle Harbour and Cascade Tracks. The cascades make a great spot to sit and rest when exploring the area.

+
-
Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Cascades Track (from Davidson)


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
+
-
Articles
Discover more details to thrive on track
+
-
Reviews & Feedback
Share your experience
+
-
Weather & Alerts
Check forecasts & closures
Show Full Weather
Alerts and Closures
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
+
-
Other Journeys
Discover nearby and similar journeys
Similar Journeys
Nearby Journeys
Some of the information and maps on this page was generated using data from the awesome © OpenStreetMap contributors.
Please see how you can embed some widgets, access data and other stuff to that might be helpful.