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Last bit is less spectacular but a good hike otherwise

This was a great track but keep your eyes peeled for the markers as some of the track is a little overgrown. There's lots of wildlife to see including a big goanna, kangaroos, lots of water dragons and some very eager birds at the cafe

Great walk with lots of goannas and a fab lunch on the water at the Eatery at Bobbin Head.
Took the Bobbin Head trail down and Warimoo back.

Nice hike
Stiff steps
Nice walk in the Forest down in the canyon
Hithickîng to foresee to return to your car if needed (or stormy Weather !)

Great walk to start early morning. We started from Cowan and finished at Hawkesbury River with few great cafes just over 04 hours 20 minutes .

Tough but rewarding walk... would have been nicer on a warm day, rather than the hottest day on record for Sydney's west! Nice camping area by the Kowmung river.

Track details: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/01/07/kanangra-walls-to-kowmung-river/

Add in the Gand Canyon to your loop and you have one of the hardest but most beautiful walks, with a spectrum of vegetation/ forest of the Gross Valley. Fresh water is available along the track but best boiled. I started with 3 litres and drank the lot. Swimming at the many waterholes is very refreshing on hot summer days. A must do walk in a world heritage wilderness. You will need very good knees and ability to climb. It is also advisable to take orienteering equipment as the track is sometimes elusive. Also, consider snakes. Don’t become a statistic.

1 month ago

This is a nice track. Plenty of challenging hills (of the uphill and downhill variety). Nice scenery, also opportunities to see wildlife (saw some roos, sheep, horses and a snake). The campground at the Cox's River had water in the tank, but the other campsites not so lucky so be sure to take plenty of water.

2 months ago

For a hiker from the US, Lane Cove Loop was breath taking. First, the sounds are amazing. Birds, frogs, and other creatures greet you and serenade you throughought the trail. We saw a wallaby, lots of cockatoos, iguanas, lizards, and a snake. I couldn't identify the type of snake, and it dissapeared in the bush before I could get a picture. It was brown, with a light stripe along both sides. The aprox 8-mile trail is shady, well marked, and on the easy side of moderate. Most of it is flat, with occasional boulders and brief/mild climbs. You'll find a couple campgrounds and restrooms along the way.

This is great early morning walk, took us 2:33 minutes with medium pace !

Awesome walk with some beautiful swimming holes along the way. Easy to get to and from on the train and a hard enough walk to test the legs.

Very scenic , can be done with kids

Great trail for a long point to point walk. Well traveled and marked. Bring your own supplies. Easily accessible via train (make sure to look at the schedule ahead of time)

Jerusalem bay is a spectacular sight on a sunny day. Leave time to have a swim on the warmer days. The walk has some great views. Climbing out of Jerusalem bay isn't for the faint hearted but we'll worth it.

was a very pretty walk...nice single track...absolutely beautiful!

4 months ago

Did this one back in 2006, gearing up to do it again in 2018. A difficult, but rewarding walk. watch out for tiger snakes!

5 months ago

You need to be prepared for this one, appropriate well fitting shoes, plenty of water and snacks, this cannot be stressed enough. It took me 14 hours the first time I did this track. I’ve seen a lot of snakes and wildlife every time I do this walk. It’s very beautiful, although you may not think that after the first 10ks. There’s no huge payoff like a beautiful view at the end but you see some great country and if you can do the whole track in one day it will feel like you can do anything, although you won’t be able to climb stairs for a few days.

This is without a doubt my favourite trail so far in the Blue Mountains. It's accessible on foot from the Wentworth Falls train station (just over 2km), which is nice.

The Valley of the Waters is absolutely stunning. I had been hiking in very dry areas over the previous few days, so it was lovely to see so much water. I went down through it, but I imagine that coming up it and seeing the series of waterfalls and cascades is even more spectacular.

The walk on the valley floor is quite enjoyable. There are some nice little climbs and twists in the trail, and it's set in fairly heavy rain forest.

Wentworth Falls is absolutely spectacular. There's a pool beneath it in which you can swim, and there are a couple of sandbars which allow you to traverse the pool in fairly shallow water (about 1m deep). I spent quite a while here simply because it was so peaceful and beautiful. The waterfall is almost hypnotic.

The climb up the stairs on the way back up the cliff from Wentworth Falls is quite tough, but not as difficult as the Golden Staircase or the Furber Steps over in Katoomba.

The trail along the top of the cliffs back to the Conservation Hut (where you start) is decent as well. Nothing special, but some picturesque views out over the valley.

Including the journey to and from the train station, the hike overall took me about 4 hours. I was carrying 1.5L of water which was just enough given that there are water taps at the Conservation Hut. Definitely recommend wet weather gear here - it was a bright sunny day when I started but just as I finished up it was beginning to rain.

The only downside to the trail is that it seems to be very popular, so there are a lot of people on it. Combined with the fact it is very narrow (most of it is single file) and I like to move fast, I found it rather frustrating getting stuck behind people or while giving way to people coming the other way.

5 months ago

Started in Katoomba. Day one to cox's river is very short and easy but equally as beautiful. From there we hiked to jenolan caves on day 2. Makes for a long day with lots of elevation gain and nothing to look at. Just a boring dirt road that the snakes enjoy sunbathing on. The trail gets better looking after the last campsite, who's name eludes me.

This walk combines waterfalls, cascades, cliffs and spectacular views. For a fairly short walk it provides a beautiful cross section of blue mountains scenery.

It drops a bit further into the valley than the National Pass loop and then climbs up from the lower Wentworth falls via some ladders to the mid level of the falls and then up stairs cut in the cliff to the top. The first part of the walk and the section from mid Wentworth falls up can be quite busy but one of the nice things about going down to the lower Wentworth pass is that this section of the walk is normally very quite.

Beautiful walk

Decided to go clockwise getting the dull dirt track out of the way first. When we descended on the marina and the park the views were lovely. We stopped here for lunch. There's a cafe and Bobbin in if you'd like a bite and a drink. The second half of the track is scenic and along the water. Final ascend to the sphinx is a few stairs. Takes about 20 min.

A beautiful day. I went the reverse direction down Sphinx trail with a stop at the marina cafe for a cappucino and brunch before going back up Warrimoo. The entry fee is $12 which you can avoid by parking on the side of the road before the gate. The trail head is within easy walking distance from the road.

9 months ago

Spectacular views of Dangars Gorge and waterfall. Absolutely stunning views.

9 months ago

Great short walk with gorge and waterfall views and a bit of history along the way.

Great hike. Great few days with the boys. Enjoyable and fun-filled.

Great length track and wildlife sightings

trail running
Monday, March 13, 2017

First time running this mostly single track. I started at the Roseville Bridge and took the Lyrebird to Cascades and then to get more distance and some hills continued up the path to the road, and then return to Roseville. In some places the path is not immediately obvious and I took a few mistaken paths that went nowhere. Lots of rocks to climb jump and scramble, streams to cross and lots of fun.

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