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Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track

Marramarra National Park

Overview

Discover the beauty of Marramarra, near Hornsby, on this day walk. Enjoy scenic views, historic heritage, colourful wildflowers and picnicking along the way.

Where
Marramarra National Park
Distance
13km loop
Time suggested
5hrs
Grading
Medium
Price
Free
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • This walk takes you to a remote location. Please ensure you’re well­prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Discover the Hawkesbury Sandstone ridge tops and explore the tidal creek lines of Marramarra on this beautiful day walk.

Enjoy easy walking along Marramarra Ridge trail down to Marramarra Creek. Stop for a while and enjoy picnicking and a refreshing swim at Marramarra Creek campground. Head off to explore the historic orange orchards, and in late winter, you can probably pick an orange from these historic trees.

Continue along the walking track that takes you back up to Bloodwood Road along Smugglers Ridge. It’ll be impossible to miss the wildflowers in spring. Admire the beautiful colours of pink eriostemons and boronias, yellow peas and white epacris, as well as yellow and red bloodwoods and angophoras.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Marramarra National Park, Marramarra Ridge trail. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government