It seems with each lockdown, the bushwalking trails get busier and more crowded. We’re fortunate to have many pockets of bushland in Ku-ring-gai, as well as easy to access to some of Sydney’s biggest national parks (36% of addresses in Ku-ring-gai are within 130m of bushland – only the Blue Mountains and Shoalhaven areas have a higher percentage). Here’s a few suggestions for bushwalks you can still do, with a few options that are a bit off the beaten track where you might have a chance of solitude and isolation!

A pleasant loop along Middle Harbour and Carroll Creek from St Ives, returning via the Davidson Track. 

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The Cascades Track is a short trail down to a large rock platform and picturesque waterhole on Middle Harbour Creek, in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Combines with the Bare Creek Track and Cambourne Trail for a longer loop walk.

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The Casuarina and Lyrebird Loop is an interesting bushwalk through Garigal National Park. It combines the Casuarina Track, Lyrebird Track and Carroll Creek Track, and has some very nice sections along Middle Harbour and Carrol Creek.

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The Darri Track is a reasonably varied bushwalking track which follows a thin section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, eventually meeting up with the much busier Warrimoo Track.

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A challenging circuit that descends from Wahroonga to Cowan Creek at Bobbin Head via the Murrua Fire Trail and returns via the popular Gibberagong Track. 

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The Middle Harbour Creek circuit is a relatively long bushwalk around Middle Harbour Creek. The route goes down one side of the creek from St Ives to Roseville Bridge, returning on the opposite side. This loop combines the Governor Phillip Walk. Lyre Bird Track, Two Creeks Track and Lockley Track.

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The Mueller Track is the longest trail in the St Ives Wildflower Garden, a relatively "undiscovered" park in Sydney's north. This is also one of the more interesting walks.

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The Pipeline Track and Bungaroo Track can be combined to create a short circuit, part of which follows Middle Harbour Creek

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