Flint and Steel track
  • Length: 2.1km

  • Duration: 1 Hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • End: W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • Closest Town: Terrey Hills

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 47.9 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.5788631509

  • Longitude: 151.2887921697


Flint and Steel track is a 2.1km, grade 3 Return hike located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs to complete.


This walk follows a scenic route to the secluded Flint and Steel Beach which provides views across the Hawkesbury River to landmarks such as Lion Island Patonga and Box Head. The walk passes through palm pine and grass tree forests. There is a great diversity of flora and some fantastic sandstone rock formations along the way.

Download maps and tracknotes for Flint and Steel track hiking track from wildwalks.com.


One thought on “Flint and Steel track (2.1km)

  1. This track is really narrow and slippery in parts, saw more than a few people stumble and slip over the Easter Long Weekend.
    Really unsuitable track to be wearing thongs/flip flops as your foot protection.
    Would advise having at least one experienced hiker with you/your group, as this is quite a steep and confronting track in certain parts.
    If you’re scared of heights, this one is really not for you! But if you’re not, than there are some absolutely stunning view points from right out on the edge of the mountain.

    The beach is small, but quiet, and you can see why after climbing up and down a few times, the trail is a difficult one.

    We went with day tent, chairs, fishing equipment, esky, full load, and had to do 3 trips to get it down to the beach via a really narrow track. Getting it back up, was, an absolute nightmare haha!

    Would advise this one for an early morning hike, good supportive shoes, lots of water & sunscreen (right on the edge, not much tree cover further down), and a light backpack.