Davidson Park to St Ives Chase
  • Length: 14.1km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 730 Warringah Rd, Forestville

  • End: 38 Timbarra Rd, St Ives Chase

  • Location: Garigal and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks

  • Closest Town: St Ives

  • Distance from CBD: 16.5 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.76819944

  • Longitude: 151.2032456

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

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Garigal and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks...

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Davidson Park to St Ives Chase is a 14.1km, grade 3 one way hike located in the Garigal and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This walk between Davidson Park and Warrimoo Ave is a fantastic harbour side trip. The focus for the walk is the waterway views scattered throughout. This walk is a great way to explore the valley between the suburbs and the interesting diverse flora it contains.

Download maps and tracknotes for Davidson Park to St Ives Chase hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Located in Sydney's north, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park combines important history with scenic beauty, making it perfect for school excursions. Bobbin Head is a great place for a family picnic, and parts of the park are ideal for cycling, fishing and bushwalking.

The Garigal National Park is a protected national park that is located within the North Shore and Forest District regions of Sydney, New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 2,202-hectare national park is situated approximately 20 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district.

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