Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp)
  • Length: 25.8km

  • Duration: 2 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Wade Ln, Gordon

  • End: 19 Station St, Hornsby

  • Location: Lane Cove and Berowra Valley National Parks

  • Closest Town: Hornsby

  • Distance from CBD: 20.1 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.75603809

  • Longitude: 151.1542506

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Gordon to Hornsby is a 25.8km, grade 4 One way hike located in the Lane Cove and Berowra Valley National Parks, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This overnight walk starts from Gordon train station and winds through bush filled valleys to Hornsby station. From Gordon station the walk winds down past the Gordon golf course to the Great North Walk then continues north through the Lane Cove Valley before staying overnight at the Baden Powell scout camp. The next day the walk continues along the Great North Walk through Thornleigh and down into the Berowra Valley Regional Park following Berowra creek to the beautiful Fishponds waterhole. From here the walk passes up through a piece of the old Blue Gum High Forest to Hornsby Quarry and on to Hornsby train station.


Download maps and tracknotes for Gordon to Hornsby (overnight at Scout camp) hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Lane Cove National Park
Not far from Sydney's city centre, is the perfect place for a family day out or school excursion. Explore historic sites along the Heritage walk or enjoy a picnic, canoe or go birdwatching.

Lane Cove National Park is a beautiful pocket of bushland that sits on either side of the peaceful Lane Cove River. It’s in easy reach for Sydneysiders, extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills and West Chatswood.

It’s a great place for a day out with the family; there are lots of picnic areas to choose from, including those that offer picnic tables, barbecues, children’s play equipment, flat grassy areas and easy access to walking tracks and places to ride your bike. Whatever activities you fancy, you’re bound to find a perfect place to picnic for the day.

Berowra Valley National Park, just north of Sydney.
This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the suburbs of Hornsby Heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook, reaching up to the quiet waters of Berowra Creek.

Covering a 25km stretch of the Great North walk, the park offers more than 70km of walking tracks and fire trails. If you’d rather enjoy nature at a slower pace, enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Crosslands Reserve, so close to the suburbs and yet so far from the speed of daily life. Berowra Creek is a great spot for some canoeing or kayaking, and there are some good places to dangle your line overboard - you might be lucky enough to catch some lunch.

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