Plateau Pde Florabella Pass Loop

1 hr 30 mins

2.6 km Circuit

229 m

Hard track
This walk covers a short section of the magnificent Florabella Pass Track. The shorter loop takes in scenic views of the Glenbrook Gorge and some of the more impressive rock features along the track. This walk is a great way to sample the Florabella Pass in a short time.

Maps for the Plateau Pde Florabella 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.
Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series 90304S SPRINGWOOD NSW-90304S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Plateau Pde Florabella Pass Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Plateau Pde Florabella 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 2.6 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


1.4km of this walk is very steep and another 1.1km is flat with no steps. The remaining (160m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.1km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (160m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


1.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.2km is clearly signposted. The remaining (25m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 2.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 240m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 2.5km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 180m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


2.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 470m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (55m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Plateau Pde Florabella Pass Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Plateau Pde Florabella Pass Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Plateau Pde Florabella Pass Loop walk starts and ends at the No. 14 Plateau Pde (gps: -33.741536, 150.60015)
Your transport options to No. 14 Plateau Pde 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



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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 :)