(0km) Woodford Station → Int. Oaks Firetrail and Old Bathurst Rd
(0.73km) Int. Oaks Firetrail and Old Bathurst Rd → Int. Oaks Firetrail and cliff lookout Trk
1 hr 10 mins
(4.21km) Int. Oaks Firetrail and cliff lookout Trk → Cliff lookout
(4.21km) Int. Oaks Firetrail and cliff lookout Trk → Int. Wheel Gully Trail and Oaks Firetrail
2 hrs 45 mins
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads south up the hill, passing a blue marker sign soon after leaving the intersection. The track then continues up onto the ridge top, then follows the high ground for some time. The track along the ridgeline is surrounded by rocky surfaces and lower vegetation which lends views of the surrounding valleys. The track begins to descend after winding over and around the ridgeline for some time. As the track descends, it passes a rock shelf to the right of the track, which has good views over the valley. The track continues down the hill into a saddle with an intersection with a gate, to the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection in the saddle the track heads up the hill for a short time. The track climbs up onto a plateau where the track is bordered by rocky surfaces and low scrub across the ridge line. This plateau is then left as the track descends slightly as the track winds along the hillside for some time to wind right, coming quickly to the intersection.
(12.09km) Int. Wheel Gully Trail and Oaks Firetrail → Int. in Wheel Gully loop
End of day 1
(12.19km) Int. in Wheel Gully loop → Int. Wheel Gully Trail and Oaks Firetrail
(12.29km) Int. Wheel Gully Trail and Oaks Firetrail → The Oaks Picnic Area
1 hr 59 mins
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down a slight slope. The trail drops down some steeper sections as the trail generally descends at a gentle gradient, winding slightly as it leads down to a gate and interpretative sign before an intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads east, directly away from the gate and sign to the bend in the management trail.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads away from both the ’40’ sign and the gate, heading east down the management trail. The walk soon comes to the intersection, signposted ‘Red Hands Cave’.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads in an easterly direction along the management trail, tending left around to the Oaks Picnic Area on the left and the car park on the right.
The Oaks Picnic Area
(18.32km) The Oaks Picnic Area → Int. Oaks Picnic Area Trk and Oaks single Trk
(18.39km) Int. Oaks Picnic Area Trk and Oaks single Trk → 5km to Glenbrook Sign
(20.65km) 5km to Glenbrook Sign → The Ironbark Picnic Area
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the narrower track east towards the road. The track opens up at the car park, and the walk crosses the road to the Ironbark picnic area.
Ironbark Picnic Area
(23.39km) The Ironbark Picnic Area → Top of Darug campsite car park
Veer left: From the dirt road just below the signposted ‘Nioka’ campsite, this walk follows the main road, initially keeping the campsite to the left. The walk heads across a small, bridged creek crossing and up to the intersection. At the intersection, there are some information signs about the area (on the right).
Continue straight: From the signposts, the walk follows the ‘Daruk’ arrow along the flat dirt road, keeping the hill up to the left. After passing the garbage bins, the trail crosses a small creek and comes to an intersection with a bush track on the left, just before the signposted ‘Darug’ campsite.
Euroka Campground – Darug
End of day 2
(24.94km) Top of Darug campsite car park → Int. Euroka Trk and The Oaks Fire Trail
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads north, following neither of the arrows on the sign. The track soon comes to Mount Portal Trail, just next to the intersection with Euroka Road.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘The Causeway’ sign, along the bush track. The track tends right into the low grassy bush. As the track continues down the hill, the grass gives way to wattle bush covering the gully. The track leads down many stairs then crosses a creek or two before winding along the hillside. The track then continues down into the gully to pass a fading track, on the left, then winds through to a hairpin corner on the road, marked by a ‘Euroka Track’ sign (pointing back the way you came).
(27.24km) Int. Euroka Trk and The Oaks Fire Trail → Eastern side of Causeway
Veer right: From the southern side of the causeway, the walk heads across the causeway to the road, next to the fenced, paved area. The causeway may be impassable after rain.
(27.48km) Eastern side of Causeway → Jelly Bean Pool
(27.79km) Jelly Bean Pool → Glenbrook Information Centre car park
Continue straight: From the bins, the walk heads up to the top of the car park to the sealed road. The walk soon turns right, up the stairs and into the bush. The walk heads up many stairs, crossing the road twice along the way. The track winds around a rocky outcrop and enters a small grassed area with bench seats. The walk continues past these seats to the bottom of the car park, at the front of the Glenbrook Information Centre.
NPWS Glenbrook Information Centre
(28.3km) Glenbrook Information Centre car park → Glenbrook Station
Maps for the Woodford to Glenbrook walkYou 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.
|Springwood||1:25 000 Map Series||90304S SPRINGWOOD||NSW-90304S|
|Penrith||1:25 000 Map Series||90303N PENRITH||NSW-90303N|
|Jamison||1:25 000 Map Series||89302N JAMISON||NSW-89302N|
|Katoomba||1:25 000 Map Series||89301S KATOOMBA||NSW-89301S|
|Penrith||1:100 000 Map Series||9030 PENRITH||9030|
|Katoomba||1:100 000 Map Series||8930 KATOOMBA||8930|
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.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)|
|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
14km of this walk has short steep hills and another 6km is very steep. Whilst another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 3km is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
16km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 11km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 2.5km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 320m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
21km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4.5km is clearly signposted. The remaining (4.3km) has minimal directional signs.
27km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (320m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.
Around 29km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 330m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
Around 25km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4.1km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This short, pleasant walk takes you down to a naturally formed water hole, somewhat in the shape of a jelly bean. The picturesque swimming hole near Glenbrook is popular among locals. The track is well-defined and has staircases in steeper sections. The area can be particularly dangerous after rain, check with the rangers before venturing down. The start of this walk is found in the car park, by turning left about 200m after passing the toll gate at the Glenbrook entrance to the park.
Total climbing: 20m
218 m Return
This walk visits the Jellybean Pools, a popular swimming hole and lovely area in Glenbrook Gorge. Starting at the Glenbrook entrance to the Blue Mountains National Park, the walk follows a well maintained track down the hill, crossing a road a couple of times to come to the Jellybean Pool. The river can be particularly dangerous after rain, so if in doubt check with the rangers. A great place to cool off on hot days.
Total climbing: 91m
1 km Return
The walk to Red Hands Caves is quite a heritage walk, with both Indigenous art and grinding grooves to see. The walk leaves Euroka camping area and heads down through the valleys, passing the heritage areas. The walk finishes at Red Hands Cave picnic area, a perfect spot for lunch. As an alternative, you could retrace your footsteps back to Euroka Camping area to make this a return walk.
Total climbing: 269m
4.3 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
4.4 km One way
This is a scenic and rather cultural walk, with two significant Indigenous sites along the way. The walk sets out from Campfire Creek car park following the creek of similar name to the amazing Red Hands Caves. The second site is the grinding grooves, which are passed on the return to the car park along the ridge. A great walk with much to see.
Total climbing: 396m
8.4 km Circuit
3 hrs 45 mins
8.6 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
A long day walk, with a few solid hills to start, and some great views. The walk follows the St Helena Ridge, after crossing the Glenbrook Creek, then continues along The Oaks Fire Trail to Woodford Station. The the last part of the walk follows a management trail with plenty of wild flowers at the right time of year.
Total climbing: 892m
15.9 km One way
This two day circuit, returning to Glenbrook Station, is a scenic walk which passes many of the tourist attractions within the park. The walk winds through some wonderful valleys, and various natural and historic features, sleeping the night high on the ridge at Darug camping area. A great way to spend a weekend walking near Glenbrook.
Total climbing: 790m
16.6 km Circuit
The Oaks Picnic Area is the starting point for this long walk across the ridge line linking to Woodford. The Oaks Fire Trail winds its way over the hills, with many views into the surrounding valleys and bush land. This is a great walk to start extending your walking distance and stamina, while enjoying a scenic track. It does follow a management trail and is popular with mountain bike riders.
Total climbing: 800m
18.1 km One way
18.3 km One way
7 hrs 15 mins
This two day walk covers large sections of the Glenbrook Gorge between the two train stations. As well as winding through the gorge, the walk travels up onto the ridges to pass Red Hands Cave and camp the night at Darug camping area. The gorge section from the causeway to the Nepean River presents many opportunities to get your feet wet, too. This is a wonderfully picturesque and challenging walk.
Total climbing: 1136m
18.8 km One way
Very experienced only
This walk starts out as mainly service trail to then drop into the Glenbrook Ck Valley for an overnight stay at Martins camping area. The next day the walk follows the winding bush track up the valley to Faulconbridge. In doing so the walk passes Clarinda Falls and some large pools which compliment the wonderful Glenbrook Creek.
Total climbing: 955m
23.4 km One way
Other Nearby walks
This short and enjoyable walk visits a classic lower Blue Mountains view. Martin’s lookout is marked by a memorial plaque looking across to Lost World Lookout, on the other side of Glenbrook Creek. A great short walk if you are in the area or are passing through the Lower Blue Mountains.
Total climbing: 17m
180 m Return
3.1 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
1.2 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This walk allows for a greater appreciation of the hills in the Glenbrook area. Starting with a view of the half-way point, Lost World’s Lookout, from Martin’s Lookout, you can appreciate the task ahead. The walk involves a steep descent and climb through the Glenbrook Valley. A great way to see both sides of the valley, with the unique memorial plaques on opposite sides of the valley. A great walk for the fit.
Total climbing: 504m
5.4 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
Used as an Aboriginal Gathering Place for 14,000 years, the Kings Tableland walk goes through one of the most historically important areas in the Blue Mountains. Along the escarpment through dry scrub, this is a living demonstration of the surviving nature of the Australian bushland. A short trip out to Rocket Point caps off this walk with fantastic views of Wentworth Falls.
Total climbing: 40m
1.6 km One way
2.6 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This lovely walk from Plateau Pde, Blaxland, explores a section of Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass. From the road you enter a different world as you walk high above Glenbrook creek. The walk takes in some great views and explores some rock formations, with an optional side trip to Glenbrook Creek. The walk then heads up Pippas pass to Blaxland station, but not before enjoying the local bakery.
Total climbing: 224m
2.9 km One way
From Wentworth Falls Lookout, this walk goes down to the top of the falls and then onto Rocket Point Lookout. The walk provides many different perspectives of the spectacular falls from the many viewing points along the way. The alternate route adds a nice loop, before returning along the same track.
Total climbing: 125m
1.3 km Return
1.7 km Circuit
2.2 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
2 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This two-day walk, or very solid one-day walk, takes you from station to station, through lush, scenic forest in the lower Blue Mountains. The walk follows the upper section of Glenbrook Creek most of the way to Blaxland, with a venture over the St Helena Ridge to add some views. An enjoyable two-day walk exploring the diverse range of gully and rocky ridge-top environments in the lower Blue Mountains.
Total climbing: 693m
15.2 km One way
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/wtg
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* 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)
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