Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Blue Mountains National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing walk! Lots of things to see. Caves, little pools and much more! There's a lot of steps but it's well worth it! If you come to the Blue Mountains, you must do this walk!

Did this hike March 19, 2018. Excellent full day hike. Well marked. I started from the Golden Stairs and worked my way to the Ruined Castle and Mount. Solitary. I would say the hike out there was more moderate than the listed difficult with only a few difficult sections (i.e. scrambling rocks to get to top of Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle for the view points). Started bright and early and got to Mount Solitary by half day to beat the heat. Brings lots of water. Returned same route but continued on along the Federal Pass which more difficult, ending at Scenic World (took cable car back up at the end of the day)

A great hike in the Blue Mountains! We climbed the ruined castle and mount solitary, both had with awesome views. There's a bit of scrambling to get to the top of Mount Solitary, which was fun. There's lots of good camping on the way to mount solitary or on top.

Awesome trek. Very hard!!!

hiking
2 months ago

great hike with stunning views of the top of Mt Solitary however the loop is longer than the quoted 31 kms we started our hike at Scenic world and had already racked up 35kms by the time we finished at the top of the giant stairway at echo point so would've been at least another couple of kms it took us 12 hours total time so unless you really like a challenge I'd recommend spreading this one over 2 days

Great hike. Can be challenging coming up out of the canyon for those not used to it, but it’s worth it. Grand Canyon shows a very different side of the area once all the lookouts start to look the same.

We discovered Govetts leap. Approx 7km return from Evansookout carpark. lots of steps but well worth it for the veiws.

The trail from Golden Stairs (or Scenic Railway) is nice, lyrebirds are very common. The 360 degree view atop the Ruined Castle is utterly magnificent

Had to give 5 stars. An iconic walk in the upper Blue Mountains. Great views of Mt Banks, highest cliff in the Blue Mountains and great views of the Grose Valley. The Grand Canyon walk is superb with extensive periods of cool temperate rainforest. There is a fair amount of stairs, overall 640 metres of ascent and all worth it. The last part is the Braeside walk beside a sandstone bottomed creek that passes through a lush Blue Mountains hanging swamp. Can get a bit crowded in the holiday season but one of the great walks in Blackheath.

Rated hard for a reason, a word of advice... travel light

walking
6 months ago

Good views, easy enough to follow.

very good

really nice and easy

Challenging but beautiful. The way down was quite tranquil and easy but the way back up was another story. A lot of stops and breathers. Amazing views the entire way and was breathtakingly beautiful.

Between the stairs and the rock formation the track is quite flat. The views from atop Ruined Castle are something truly special. Watch out as there's no track to the top, you have to scale the rocks.

Absolutely amazing! Apparently there was quite a bit of rain last week and we saw more waterfalls than I've ever seen on a hike. Add into that the magnificent scenery with cliffs and valleys and overlooks and this is one of our best hikes ever. We went from the conservation hut along the national pass trail to Wentworth Falls then went into the town along the Charles Darwin trail which was a very relaxing end to our trip and puts you a block away from the train station. The steep climb up at the end was tough but very safe. Just take your time and rest when needed and it will be no problem. .

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Challenging and rugged, but so worth it!

Really enjoyable walk. Little bit steap on the way in & out but so worth it.
Looks like they are about to repair the stairs at the Evans Head lookout entrance. Will be great to walk down once finished.

walking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Perfect walk during summer, even on a hot day. The thick jungle like setting ensures a cool and scenic walk! Be prepared for some step climbing at the end. Get there early to beat the crowds. 7-8am is a good time to start, or even earlier. It will take between 2.5-3.5 hours to complete. Bring plenty of water and snacks. There are plenty of places to stop and sit to soak in the surrounds.

Great trail, however I would suggest that its more than moderate difficulty as it has some extremely steep stairs and paths. Especially down to the Empress Falls.

The views are fabulous though so well worth the effort.

It's a really nice hike.

stunning view and perfect if you're looking for a little workout during enjoying nature

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