STEP Track
Darug Country

50 min to 1 h

2.7 km
circuit

↑ 98 m
↓ -98 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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darug people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Gate to car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Begining of STEP Track 2 (1). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
following a boardwalk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the step track bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
the scenic lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
int of step track and cove street service trails. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
the step track bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track leading up from the waterfall. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View of the Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
bushfire regeneration plaque. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
track down to the great north walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bottom of Canoon Rd servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7495222,151.1022314)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom The Comenarra Parkway
  • Turn on to Kissing Point Road then drive for 165 m
  • Turn right onto Canoon Road and drive for another 980 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the tennis courts car park, the walk follows the service trail away from the courts. The trail passes through the metal gate and down the long hill, passing through another gate and arriving at the signposted intersection with the Step Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 10 m veer left.
Then find the "Canoon Tennis Courts" (10 m on your left).
Canoon Tennis Courts
Canoon Tennis Courts

This is a series of tennis and netball courts in South Turramurra and is used regularly for training, competition and leisure.
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This is a series of tennis and netball courts in South Turramurra and is used regularly for training, competition and leisure.

After another 35 m pass the car park (25 m on your right).
Then to find the car park.
After another 320 m turn left.
After another 30 m pass the sign (on your left).
Then pass a seat (on your left).
After another 130 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 50 m head into the "Bradley Reserve".
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 95 m pass the sign (on your right).
Continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Scenic Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 135 m turn left.
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 65 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 175 m turn right.
After another 85 m find the "STEP track waterfall" (10 m on your right).
STEP track waterfall
STEP track waterfall

This is a small but very pretty section of the walk where the track drops down slightly and the change in vegetation is highly noticeable, as it incredibly green and lush rather than the previous dry ridge vegetation.
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This is a small but very pretty section of the walk where the track drops down slightly and the change in vegetation is highly noticeable, as it incredibly green and lush rather than the previous dry ridge vegetation.

After another 230 m turn sharp right.
After another 100 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 510 m turn right.
After another 30 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 55 m head into the "Bradley Reserve".
After another 25 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 195 m continue straight.
After another 345 m veer right.
After another 30 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Scenic Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 35 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 80 m come to "Scenic Lookout".
Scenic Lookout
Scenic Lookout

This lookout is a great side trip from the STEP Track in the Lane Cove National Park, as it provides you with a great view through the forest, looking down into the valley at a range of local flora.
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This lookout is a great side trip from the STEP Track in the Lane Cove National Park, as it provides you with a great view through the forest, looking down into the valley at a range of local flora.

The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 115 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

STEP Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.7 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 400 m from the start.


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