Get Back on Track
Get off the couch and get back to nature in Sydney's Biggest Backyard
Western Sydney Parklands is home to more than 60km of tracks and trails. Come and explore them and get back to what really matters – nature, family, friends, and fun.
Tracks and trails across Western Sydney Parklands are perfect for walking and running, and some are suitable for cycling.
A walk can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours to complete. Most tracks are paved or gravelled, but some are grass tracks, fire trails or old farm roads.
Whether you want a leisurely stroll, quick jog after work or to train for an epic trek or marathon, we’ve got a route to suit.
A beautiful new trail has opened in Western Sydney Parklands. Winding through the Cumberland Plain woodland from Cecil Park to Middleton Grange and featuring fantastic views to Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains, this is the perfect spot for a scenic bushwalk. The walk is an experience for people to learn more about First Nations culture and language on Country. Gabrugal Yana means 'walk of the Gabru (or Cabro) people' and is on the traditional lands of the Gabrugal (or Cabrogal) clan of the Dharug nation. Along the walk you will find six incredible artworks by leading First Nations artists, which represent six Dharug seasons. Head to the digital map to find out more and plan your walk.
Australian Walking Track Grading System
On our digital map you will see each walk has a grade from one to three. While three is the hardest grade of walk you will find in the parklands, the walking track grading system goes up to 5. See below more information about what to expect for each grade or read more on the NSW National Parks website.
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
No bushwalking experience required. The track has a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.