Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan (via Berowra Waters)
  • Length: 17.2km

  • Duration: 8 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 787 Pacific Hwy, Mount Kuring-Gai

  • End: 1131 Pacific Hwy, Cowan

  • Location:

  • Closest Town: Berowra

  • Distance from CBD: 33.9 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.6538124204

  • Longitude: 151.1367277446

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Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan is a 17.2km, grade 4 One way hike located in  New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 8 hrs to complete.


Ridge tops grasslands creek crossings and spectacular views are all part of this walk as it ventures from the ridge above Berowra Creek down to water level and back up again. Take the short and free ferry ride across the creek to get lunch at Berowra Waters. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan.

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