Devil’s Hole Trail


3 hrs 30 mins

7 km One way

572 m

Very experienced only
Enjoying a variety of different environments, Devil’s Hole trail descends into the valley below Katoomba via the Six Foot Track, before rising up through the difficult, and often slippery, Devil’s Hole. This is definitely one of the more difficult trails in the area. Walkers can enjoy great views from the top of the valley at both ends of the walk, as well as an extremely pretty creek environment as the track passes through Nellie’s Glen.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Devil’s Hole Trail 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 Devil’s Hole Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Devil’s Hole Trail

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 7 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 6/6



Very experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

2.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.2km is very steep with difficult rock scrambles. Whilst another 1.6km is very steep and the remaining 790m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

3.8km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 2.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (1km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

3.8km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 2.2km Has no directional signs. The remaining (1km) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

4.6km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 2.2km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (150m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.8km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 3.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

3.8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 2.2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (940m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Devil’s Hole Trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Devil’s Hole Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Devil’s Hole Trail walk starts at the Int of Farnells Rd and Cliff Track (gps: -33.713807, 150.29254)
Your transport options to Int of Farnells Rd and Cliff Track are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Devil’s Hole Trail ends at the Int of Devil’s Hole Bushtrack and Cliff Rd (gps: -33.722501, 150.28916)
Your transport options to Int of Devil’s Hole Bushtrack and Cliff Rd are by;
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

Comments

 


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


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 :)