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!

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.

Walk popularity?

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

Walk popularity?

The Pylons Loop from Warrimoo to the St Ives Wildlife Garden is a varied and partly off-track loop. It links the Warrimoo Track, Ryland Trail, Callamine Trail and Showground Trail and makes use of a number of fire trails that service electricity pylons. 

Walk popularity?

A partial loop along both sides of Rocky Creek in East Killara (Sydney north), combining two service trails with a short off-track section.

Walk popularity?

The Sphinx Loop is short bushwalk that connects the popular Sphinx Track and the less-used Sphinx Trail with an off-track section.

Walk popularity?

The Sphinx to Bobbin Head loop is a varied and interesting bushwalk from the Sphinx Memorial in North Turramurra down to Cowan Creek and back via Bobbin Head.

Walk popularity?