Second Ponds Creek walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

20 mins

865 m Circuit

11 m

Moderate track
This walk gives you the opportunity to stroll alongside a creek and explore an open eucalypt forest. An easy mostly flat walk starting at a wonderful playground and picnic area, this is a walk for everyone. As you walk you can learn more about the diverse history of the area on the information signs, sit and enjoy the bird life, or take a picnic on the side trip up the dam.

Maps for the Second Ponds Creek walk 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.
Riverstone 1:25 000 Map Series 90301S RIVERSTONE NSW-90301S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Second Ponds Creek walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Second Ponds Creek walk

Accessibility summary information for the Second Ponds Creek walk

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 5 places to sit on this walk. They are on average 130m apart, with a maximum gap of 220m.
Hazards: There are 2 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard Concrete creek ford. The ford is 2.3m wide 3.3m long and has a gradient in and out of 2:12. Found about 250m into the walk.
      Trip Hazard Concrete creek ford. The ford is 2.4m wide 2.9m long and has a gradient in and out of 2:12. Found about 460m into the walk.

Accessibility Details


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 865 m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 800m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 65m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 800m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 65m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 730m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 140m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 870m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 460m of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 410m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 870m 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 Second Ponds Creek walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Second Ponds Creek walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Second Ponds Creek walk walk starts and ends at the Rouse Hill main car park (gps: -33.680471, 150.91068)
Your main transport option to Rouse Hill main car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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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

Comments

 


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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 :)