Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd

Download & Print Map and Notes




4 hrs 15 mins

10.8 km Circuit


344 m

Hard track

A great circuit walk in Popran National Park, to the beautiful Emerald Pool. This walk passes through a variety of vegetation and offers some great views along the way. Emerald Pool is a really beautiful spot and it is well worth spending some time exploring around the creek. The optional side trips along the 248 trail and to Mt Olive, add to the great views on the walk. If your car has reasonable ground clearance, you could drive to the Ironbark picnic area and start the walk from there.

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Maps for the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd

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 10.8 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

9km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.2km is very steep. Whilst another 940m has short steep hills and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (590m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.8km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4km 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 Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Emerald Pool circuit from Ironbark Rd walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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 Hunter 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 🙂




Mt Olive

And Walk






2 hrs

4.4 km Return


151 m

Hard track

A very nice walk to a viewpoint on top of Mt Olive, in Popran National Park. The walk passes through nice forest, and offers good views over Popran National Park from the top of Mt Olive. If you have a car with good ground clearance, you could drive to the picnic area, making the walk shorter.

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Maps for the Mt Olive 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Mt Olive bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Olive

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 4.4 km
Time 2 hrs
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 190m has short steep hills. The remaining (25m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 190m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

2km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 150m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (60m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 190m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 210m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Olive walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Olive walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Olive walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/mo

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 🙂




248 Track

And Walk






3 hrs 15 mins

8.3 km Return


255 m

Moderate track

A nice walk through Popran National Park with good views along the way. The optional side trip to Mt Olive adds some great views and scenery. If you have a car with good ground clearance, you could drive to Ironbark picnic area and start the walk from there.

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Maps for the 248 Track 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the 248 Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the 248 Track

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 8.3 km
Time 3 hrs 15 mins
.

Grade 3/6

Moderate track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

Around 3.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 600m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 3.5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 600m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2km 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 248 Track walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the 248 Track walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The 248 Track walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/2t

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 🙂






Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley

Download & Print Map and Notes




4 hrs 15 mins

10.1 km Return


492 m

Hard track

This walk, mostly in Popran National Park, passes through a great variety of scenery and beautiful views. The early part of the walk, along a ridgetop, is through relatively dry forest with some great views, while the steep but beautiful descent to Glenworth Valley is through moist, fern filled forest. The cafe at Glenworth Valley is open on weekends. There is also an optional sidetrip for some nice views from Mt Olive.

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Maps for the Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley 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.

Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Mangrove 1:25 000 Map Series 91313N MANGROVE NSW-91313N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley

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 10.1 km
Time 4 hrs 15 mins
.

Grade 4/6

Hard track

AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

2.9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (25m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

2.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (120m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

2.8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 2km is clearly signposted. The remaining (300m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 2.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.8km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 2.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2.2km 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 Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley walk.


Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley walk.


Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ironbark Rd to Glenworth Valley walk starts and ends at the Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail (gps: -33.37159, 151.19528)
Your main transport option to Int of Ironbark Rd and Popran Pipeline Trail is by;

Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments


 



Short URL = http://wild.tl/irtgv

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 🙂