Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka


2 Days

18.8 km One way

1136 m

Very experienced only
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.* 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 Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka 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.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka

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 18.8 km
Time 2 Days
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Grade 6/6



Very experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Off track (no visible track at times) (6/6)
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 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

9km of this walk has short steep hills and another 8km is very steep. Whilst another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.4km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail and a 2km section follows a known route where there is no visible track. The remaining 1.6km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4.5km is clearly signposted. Whilst another 3.4km has minimal directional signs and the remaining 2.7km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 4.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 16km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 3.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 4.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). Whilst another 3.2km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and the remaining 2.7km has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka walk starts at the Glenbrook Station (gps: -33.76894, 150.62134)
Your transport options to Glenbrook Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Glenbrook to Lapstone via Euroka ends at the Platform 2 Lapstone Station (gps: -33.773274, 150.64281)
Your transport options to Platform 2 Lapstone Station 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

Comments

 


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


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 :)