Piles Creek loop

If you’re looking for a hike with a chance to unwind afterwards, head to Girrakool for Piles Creek loop. Wandering through dry eucalypt forest, this day walk follows the deep gorge of Piles Creek past waterfalls and scenic clearings, so make sure you bring your camera. It even crosses a suspension bridge and reaches the Illoura lookout, with stellar views over the forest canopy, which offers a good opportunity for birdwatching.
At Illoura, the trail also crosses the Girrakool loop for a longer walk that takes in a fascinating Aboriginal site with carvings in Hawkesbury sandstone. Eventually, all roads lead back to the large grassy Girrakool picnic area, where you might like to fire up the free gas barbecues for a lazy afternoon in the shade of eucalypts.

Nearby events

  1. WRHS Community Open Day

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Saturday 30 March 2019 , Gosford

    Join them at The Entertainment Grounds on Sunday 3 March from 11am-3pm for a rare opportunity to see the Rescue Helicopter up close and meet some of the aircrew on board. Free entry and fun for the kids! Fresh farm produce, Delicious…

    20 Mar - 30 Mar
  2. Gosford Community Choir

    Monday 25 March 2019 to Monday 24 June 2019 , Gosford

    2019 is going to be a bumper year! Come and sing with them in a warm eclectic environment. Travellers and Tourists welcome, join them for a night or two and sing your heart out. Their colourful rehearsal venue at The Rhythm Hut is a…

    25 Mar - 24 Jun