Thornleigh to Marsfield
  • Length: 6.1km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 88 The Esplanade, Thornleigh

  • End: 109 Vimiera Rd, Marsfield

  • Location: Lane Cove National Park

  • Closest Town: Thornleigh

  • Distance from CBD: 26.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.73194797

  • Longitude: 151.078149

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4WD Access

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

Picnic Shelter

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Lane Cove National Park...

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

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

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Thornleigh to Marsfield is a 6.1km, grade 4 One way hike located in Lane Cove National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Following the Great North Walk and the upper reaches of the Lane Cove River South this walk explores dense bushland surrounding the river. You will experience a variety of trails along this walk from steep bush tracks to wide biketrails. The common feature however is how well managed these trails are. The section just south of Thornleigh is the highlight of the walk as the bushtrail winds its way around the hill.


Download maps and tracknotes for Thornleigh to Marsfield 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.

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