Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls


3 Days

29.3 km One way

2147 m

Experienced only
Circling the Jamison Valley, this spectacular three day walk is packed with great views and beautiful scenery. From Scenic World the walk heads around the base of the cliffs before climbing up to the Ruined Castle and then Mt Solitary. Walkers can rest in the sheltered Chinaman’s Gully campsite overnight (don’t expect water). Day two takes a rough track across Solitary and down to the Kedumba River. On the third day, the walk climbs to King’s Tableland and the beautiful and amazing Wentworth Falls.* 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 Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls 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
Jamison 1:25 000 Map Series 89302N JAMISON NSW-89302N
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls

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 29.3 km
Time 3 Days
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Grade 5/6



Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

8km of this walk is very steep and another 7km has short steep hills. Whilst another 7km has gentle hills with occasional steps and a 5km section is flat with no steps. The remaining 3km is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track

7km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 7km follows a smooth and hardened path. Whilst another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and a 6km section follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining 3.4km follows a rough unclear track.

Signs

12km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 7km has directional signs at most intersection. Whilst another 7km has minimal directional signs and the remaining 3.6km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

11km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 7km requires some bushwalking experience. Whilst another 7km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and the remaining 4.8km requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience.

weather

18km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 7km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. Whilst another 4.9km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety and the remaining 450m forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

12km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). Whilst another 6km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and the remaining 4.8km has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls walk starts at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30095)
Your transport options to Scenic World are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Scenic Railway – Ruined Castle – Mt Solitary – Kedumba River – Wentworth Falls ends at the Wentworth Falls Railway Station (gps: -33.709737, 150.37644)
Your transport options to Wentworth Falls Railway Station are by;
Train. (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

 


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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 :)