Red Hands Cave


30 mins

1 km Return

51 m

Moderate track
Red Hands Cave is a small sandstone overhang cave that showcases a number of very clear hand stencillings. The site is protected with an obtrusive cage to keep would-be vandals out. There are a number of signs explaining the history and some artifacts found in the area. The walk is enjoyable and seems to take less time than the drive around. If you are reasonably fit, consider the walk to the same cave, starting from the causeway.

Maps for the Red Hands Cave 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 Red Hands Cave bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Red Hands Cave

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 1 km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 500m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 500m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 500m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 500m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 500m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 500m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Red Hands Cave walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Red Hands Cave walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Red Hands Cave walk starts and ends at the Red Hands Cave car park (gps: -33.783374, 150.59028)
Your main transport option to Red Hands Cave car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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/rhc


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 :)