Bushwalks in The Hills

The Hills Shire boasts a range of beautiful recreation locations including great cycleways and walking tracks. In addition to the bushwalks below you might like to explore walks between our metro stations.

1. Cumberland State Forest: Australia’s only metropolitan State Forest spans 40 acres off Castle Hill Road in West Pennant Hills. The 350m Sensory trail is suitable for prams while the one hour Palm Gully and Forestry trails are better for the more adventurous. Dogs are welcome at Cumberland State Forest

2. Bidjigal Reserve: Located in the heart of suburban Hills between West Pennant Hills, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and North Rocks, Bidjigal Reserve is a natural bush wonder. Leaving from Eric Mobbs Reserve in Castle Hill, the 1.7km Platypus track is particularly popular with Hills families.

The reserve features a number of entrances and includes the challenging Murri-Yanna and the Burraga tracks.

3. Fred Caterson Reserve: There is a myriad of bushland tracks around and through the reserve, with entrances from Gilbert Road, Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill showground and across Cattai Creek. The 3.6km Geebung walk meanders through Sydney Sandstone forest with beautiful wildflowers seen at most times of the year.

4. Bella Vista Farm: Established in the late 1700s, the farm provides a rare surviving link between the community today, the first European settlers and some of Australia’s earliest rural development.
The public is welcome to walk through the grounds around the farm at any time, with significant sections being pram friendly. Walking tracks pass the homestead and farm buildings, run alongside the Bunya Pine lined driveway and feature picturesque hilltop views.
5. Caddies Creek and Smalls Creek: There are a number of pram friendly paths that straddle Caddies Creek and Smalls Creek in Rouse Hill and North Kellyville. The walks are easily accessible to Rouse Hill and North Kellyville residents, yet back onto picturesque bushland. The walks feature significant Cumberland Plain Woodland, vegetation and birds as well as a number of local parks.
Details on a number of other bushwalks and urban walks can be found on Council’s website here…/Parks…/Tracks-Trails