Bushwalks in The Hills
The Hills Shire boasts a range of beautiful recreation locations including great cycleways and walking tracks.
The Hills Guided Walks Program
The Hills Walks Program is designed to provide opportunities for residents to explore and learn more about the beautiful bushland reserves of the Garden Shire.
- These walks follow bushland tracks which are sometimes rough, steep and uneven.
- Some walks require creeks to be crossed on stepping stones.
- Some walks have no toilet facilities.
- All walks last for 2 hours.
- Wear comfortable, closed shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- For night time walks wear warm clothes and mosquito repellent. Bring a torch.
- Bring your camera and a drink
- The exact meeting place for the start of each walk will be advised at the time of booking.
For more information and to make a booking view current walks available in the Events Section.
Self Guided Trail Maps
Each of the bushwalk fact sheets featured in this series includes detailed information including starting points, distances, difficulty levels, step-by-step directions, time to complete and points of interest along the way.
The Hills Shire Council has taken all reasonable care in providing walk descriptions and related information however does not provide any guarantee as to the completeness or currency of the spatial and textual information that has been generated in these documents. The use of the information provided herein is entirely at the user’s risk and The Hills Shire Council accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury, damage, mishap or inconvenience sustained by anyone relying on the information contained within this document. The geographical information provided for the walk route is a suggestion only and it is the responsibility of each person undertaking the bush walk to assess for themselves the best and safest way to proceed through the walk. Each individual must exercise their own independent judgment as to whether the walk routes suggested by The Hills Shire Council are safe for the walker having regard to their fitness, training, skill, age and experience. All outdoor activities involve some risk of death or injury such as bush fires, snake bites, ankle sprains, heat exhaustion (as some examples only) and users of these maps and bushwalking routes must be aware of such risks in carrying out a bushwalk and each individual bears their own responsibility for the potential risks.
Heritage Trail Walk - Baulkham Hills(PDF, 9MB) - An easy pram & child friendly walk on paved paths (2.5 - 3 hours).
Burraga Track Walk - West Pennant Hills(PDF, 13MB) - A moderately difficult walk on rough bush tracks with some steep ups and downs (2.5 hours).
Heritage Park Walk - Castle Hill(PDF, 7MB) - An easy to medium grade walk (for pram users and those with small children please note there are two steep hills) on paved paths (1.5 hours).
Forest Walk - West Pennant Hills(PDF, 7MB) - A moderate grade walk on formed bush tracks with many steps (1.5 hours).
Geebung Walk - Castle Hill(PDF, 7MB) - An easy to medium walk on formed tracks (2 hours).
Knightsbridge Circuit Walk - Castle Hill(PDF, 8MB) - An easy to moderate walk on paved paths, fire trails and rough bush tracks (2 - 2.5 hours).
O'Hara's Creek Walk - Kenthurst(PDF, 9MB) - A moderate walk on graded fire trail (2.5 hours).
Platypus Track Walk - Castle Hill(PDF, 7MB) - A moderate child-friendly walk (some steep slopes and creek crossings on stepping stones) on uneven bush paths (1.5 hours).
Bushland Corridors Walk - Rouse Hill(PDF, 7MB) - An easy pram and child friendly walk on paved paths and grassed areas (2 hours).
Stevenson's Creek Walk - Baulkham Hills(PDF, 8MB) - A moderate walk (steep sections & creek crossings on stepping stones) on rough bush tracks (2 hours).
Waterfall Walk - West Pennant Hills(PDF, 10MB) - A moderate child-friendly walk on graded fire trail an bush tracks (1.5 - 2 hours).
Scaly Bark Creek Walk - Kenthurst(PDF, 10MB) - A moderate walk (50 metre ascent and descent to the valley floor) on fire trail surface which can be slippery in dry weather, especially on the steep sections (3 hours).
Caddies Creek Walk (short) - Rouse Hill(PDF, 3MB) - This is an ideal walk to combine with a picnic or BBQ in the reserve. All of this walk is on paved paths - it is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Other Track Maps
Baulkham Hills Walking Map(PDF, 4MB)
Baulkham Hills Cultural Track(PDF, 507KB)
Heritage Trail Brochure Baulkham Hills(PDF, 381KB)
Fred Caterson Walking Map(PDF, 728KB)
Fred Caterson Reserve to Bernie Mullane Sports Complex(PDF, 465KB)
Fred Caterson to Castle Hill Heritage Park Reserve(PDF, 492KB)
Rouse Hill Tracks(PDF, 407KB)
Rouse Hill and Kellyville Tracks(PDF, 3MB)