Stepping Stone Crossing to Cascades trail
Garigal National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Stepping Stone Crossing to Cascades trail.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
27min - 1hr
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Stepping Stone Crossing to Cascades trail is in the central precinct of Garigal National Park. To get there:
- From Belrose: From the end of Rawson Parade, take the road past the large repeater tower (right) and house (left) to the signposted 'Heath trail' intersection (to the right), then take Heath track, Bare Creek track and Cascades trail for approximately 3.7km to Cascades.
- From St Ives: From Douglas Street near Acron Oval, take Cascades trail for approximately 1.3km to Cascades at Middle Harbour Creek.
- From St Ives: Enter Pipeline trail from Hunter Avenue, turn left and walk approximately 300m to the signposted start of Bungaroo track on the left, then take Bungaroo track to Stepping Stone Crossing over Middle Harbour Creek to Middle Harbour Creek track.
- From Davidson: From Stone Parade, take Cascades trail for approximately 1.5km to Cascades at Middle Harbour Creek.
- From Davidson: From John Oxley Drive, take Davidson trail to Governor Phillip walk, turn right and walk for approximately 500m to Stepping Stone Crossing to join Middle Harbour Creek track.
- From Forestville: From Davidson Park, take Lyrebird track and Governor Phillip walk for 3.8km to Stepping Stone Crossing and Middle Harbour Creek track.
Street parking is available nearby along the end of Rawson Parade (Belrose), Stone Parade and John Oxley Drive (Davidson) and Douglas Street or Hunter Avenue (St Ives).
It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Garigal National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Spot wildflowers turning the undergrowth into a painter's palette along the Cascades trail during late winter and early spring.
Davidson Park is a popular place for a family picnic or barbecue, so pack up the kids and a tasty lunch to enjoy some time in the great outdoors.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
18°C and 26°C
10°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Check the weather before you set out as the access trails and the track can become boggy when it rains
Cycling is not permitted on this track.
Gathering firewood and the use of heat beads is not permitted.
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Forestville Office
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 9451 3479
- 82 Ferguson Street, Forestville NSW 2087
- in Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day applies only at Davidson Park only. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).
Daily entry fee exemption for teachers and educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children) applies only for organised and pre-arranged group bookings.Buy annual pass