Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop

3 hrs

4.8 km Circuit

674 m

Hard track
This walk is a fantastic way to see Leura Forest. The walk descends from Carrington Park, visiting Leura Forest and following a loop along the base of the cliffs and beneath the Three Sisters, before climbing back up to Carrington Park. This walk explores a variety of forests types and a few waterfalls. Leura Forest is a lovely picnic area, a great place to relax.

Maps for the Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop 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.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop

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 4.8 km
Time 3 hrs

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 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


2.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (390m) is very steep.

Quality of track

3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.7km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 70m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 40m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 2.9km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.8km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 4.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 4.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 290m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Carrington Park to Leura Forest and pass loop walk starts and ends at the Carrington Park (gps: -33.720233, 150.31744)
Your transport options to Carrington Park are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
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 Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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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 :)