Ferndale Park Loop
Camaraigal Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min

3.4 km
circuit

↑ 81 m
↓ -81 m

Moderate track
This is a short loop which escapes the city of Chatswood and drops down into the undeveloped valleys. The track is quiet and cool in the shade which the thick canopy provides. A great short walk or run during the lunch hour. Let us begin by acknowledging the Camaraigal 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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Rail to River sign near Western Way. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rail to River walk behind tennis courts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rail to River walk sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track marker. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rail to River walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rock pool on Ferndale Loop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Rocky steps on Ferndale Loop. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Leaves off a tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bamboo stand. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fern in ferns. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Bench along walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track up laneway. | 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 (-33.7970689,151.1805045)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Chatswood Train Station, this walk exits the station onto Victoria Ave. The walk then continues up Victoria Ave, passing Chatswood RSL on the left. This walk continues to the Pacific Highway where it crosses over the at a pedestrian crossing or the foot bridge near by.
From the intersection, this walk heads north up the Pacific Highway, to turn left onto Western Way. The walk continues down Western Way through a dogleg, turning right onto Jenkins Rd then quickly left back onto Western Way. The walk heads down Western Way to turn right onto Edgar St and to the Edgar Reserve Park with green gate.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 25 m continue straight.
Ripple (about 125 m back from the start)., has no backrest.
King Tea Pastry (about 40 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start). This toilet is male and female.
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the "Citadel" (6 m on your left).
This cafe is wheelchair accessible.

Mo-Fr 07:00-15:00
Turn right.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Pacific Highway & Western Way) turn left, to head along Western Way (a service road).
After another 85 m (at the intersection of James Street & Western Way) continue straight, to head along Western Way (a steps).
Then head down the steps (about 10 m long)
After another 45 m pass a seat (15 m on your left).
After another 80 m pass the playground (15 m on your left).
Then pass the picnic table (9 m on your left).
At the intersection of Jenkins Street & Western Way turn right, to head along Jenkins Street (a residential road).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Jenkins Street & Western Way) turn left, to head along Western Way (a service road).
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Edgar Street & Western Way) turn right, to head along Edgar Street (a residential road).
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Edgar Street & Eldora Lane) turn left, to head along Eldora Lane (a service road).
After another 10 m pass the "Bartels Park" (on your left).
Then pass the playground (on your right).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 55 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
After another 140 m turn left, to head along Park Avenue.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Ferndale Walk Track & Park Avenue) turn right, to head along Ferndale Walk Track (a walking track).
After another 20 m head through/around the gate.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Ferndale Walk Track.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Ferndale Walk Track.
After another 140 m turn left.
Then cross the stepping stones (about 8 m long)
Veer left.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Ferndale Walk Track.
After another 20 m pass the sign (9 m on your right).
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Ferndale Walk Track & Ferndale Park Loop) turn right, to head along Ferndale Walk Track.
After another 440 m cross the stepping stones.
Then cross the bridge (about 2 m long)
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Ferndale Park Loop & Ferndale Walk Track) continue straight, to head along Ferndale Walk Track.
After another 10 m pass a seat (on your right).
Then pass the sign (on your right).
After another 210 m turn right.
After another 110 m turn left, to head along Beresford Avenue.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Pearl Avenue & Beresford Avenue) turn left, to head along Lone Pine Avenue.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Eddy Road & Lone Pine Avenue) turn right, to head along Eddy Road.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Goodchap Road & Eddy Road) continue straight, to head along Eddy Road.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Eddy Road.
After another 4 m (at the intersection of Eddy Road & Whitton Road) continue straight, to head along Eddy Road.
After another 165 m turn left.
After another 135 m pass the "Allure Cafe" (6 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 275 m turn right.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 25 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Ferndale Park Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -14 m back from the start.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 840 m apart with the largest gap of 1.4 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-14 m[toilet]
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