1 Hr

2.7 km Circuit

95 m

Moderate track
One of the most enjoyable walks in the Lane Cove valley, this relatively short trail ventures down into the valley and explores a variety of bushland. Spend a short while and go out to the scenic lookout and take your time around the waterfall. The track is pretty well signposted with a few information signs explaining some features. This walk was established by STEP a community based environmental organisation, based in South Turramurra.

Maps for the STEP Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the STEP Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the STEP Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.7 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.9km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 770m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.7km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 950m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 580m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.4km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the STEP Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the STEP Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The STEP Track walk starts and ends at the Canoon Tennis Courts carpark (gps: -33.749542, 151.10222)
Your transport options to Canoon Tennis Courts carpark are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/st

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂