Blue Gum Walk (Joe’s Mountain Circuit)
  • Length: 4.2km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Bluegum Walk, Hornsby

  • End: Bluegum Walk, Hornsby

  • Closest Town: Hornsby

  • Location: Berowra Valley National Park Dog Pound Creek Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 28.9 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7005462515

  • Longitude: 151.086748805

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Blue Gum Walk is a 4.2km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Berowra Valley National Park Dog Pound Creek Reserve New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.


This is an enjoyable circuit walk that allows you to explore this rare pocket of Sydney Blue Gum forest. You will follow a signposted track across a few creeks and alongside Waitara Creek with a few cascades. There are many small sandstone caves and a great diversity in plant life along the way. Sit quietly on the bank of Waitara Creek and you may see a water dragon or get going early and listen for the Lyrebirds.

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