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Fabulous walk, a short hike to see Waratahs and nature at its best

stunning walk ... I just wondering how can you give 1pt or 3 pt for this beautiful track ... only minus could be because you can meet a lot of pople nearby Echo Pt ... guys wake up! I prefer more hidden tracks in Blue Mts like Blackheath area but this one is perfect for first time to fall in love with this stunning mountains!! So many lookouts nice forest rock formations!! Must to do for everyone!!

classic track!!!

Leave your car at the top of Glenraphel drive and walk down the dirt road (approx 2ks to the Golden Stairs). The dirt road is fine if you have a 4wd, but if you have a car, it's probably better to leave it as the road is not that well maintained.

The walk itself is worth it. The views from the top of the ruined castle (big rock formation) is awesome. apart from the Golden Stairs, the walk is easy. But going down and up the GS is tough going (only 800m, but very steep).

1hr 40m each way.

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever walked!

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1 month ago

A great hike that should be stretched over to 2 days, if not 3. The mountain climb is challenging yet rewarding. We camped by the river after descending from the mountain which was peaceful and beautiful. Don’t under estimate the second half of the walk though! There are multiple steep hills to hike up and the second day is as physically demanding as the first!

Trail itself is nothing special, but great views

Great track, when you reach the bottom of the waterfall take a good rest as you'll be climbing stairs all the way and past the top!

decent trail for beginners.some parts can be soggy & muddy,hence slippery. steep steps at places so needs good concentration.

Hard, but rewarding hike of Australian mountainous bush. Take lots of water!

Excellent hike. Empress Falls were breathtaking.

Nice walk. Used to be more challenging and fun before they put all the stone and wooden steps. Still a pretty and enjoyable walk and it’s a nice meander along the canyon floor.

Fantastic walk with amazing views. We got the scenic railway into the valley and walked to the ruins. A bit of a scramble across the landslide section of bout 500m but other than that it’s a pretty easy walk. We had our 13 year old plus I have average fitness at the moment but did it comfortably. It’s about 2hrs each way. Got the sky rail back up the hill. Also a small hill climb of approx 600m to the ruins but take ur time and it’s pretty easy. Beautiful country. Take some water, snacks & a coffee in a flask and u’ll love it. Be careful not to miss the track off the boardwalk at scenic world. After you get off the train and just past a few displays the trail is off to the right.

Set out around 8am from the top of the Golden Stairs and arrived at the Castle around 945am. Coming down is mostly easy and the middle section through the forest is nice and mostly flat with a slight uphill effort to get to the castle. Scramble to the top is rather easy when you find the right section to climb. The hardest part was the climb back up the Stairs at the end. I was carrying a 12kg pack for training but is rather hard regardless. Take some rests on the way back up and you will get there fine but you will have some tired legs. Took us 3.5 -4 hours round trip. View on top of ruins was amazing.

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2 months ago

Gorgeous walk where my gf and saw all sorts of wildlife from lyre birds to lizards, a snake, wallabys and more! Beautiful change in forest from bush at the top to rainforest down low by the creeks.

great trail, lots of nice views.

Stunning views!

Trail was moderate until I hit greaves creek. Got stuck and lost the trail. Couldn’t figure out how to move forward. So I back tracked and went on an alternate trail. I looked up Luke Ryan’s recording post hike and can see that he also got stuck where I did, but it looks like he figured it out.

Extremely exhausting trail.

Pleasant, easy, well populated hike

Prefer a more natural walk without all the stone steps

Very beautiful trail

Short track but stunning view plus nice spots for picnic or lunch(cave)
Good start for hiking from Wentworth Falls to Katomba .

nice track! the stairs were killer though

It was really fun and great experience. One of the epic moment in my life.

Gorgeous trail, every step of the way! Those stairs will take it out of you though!

Amazing walk but a lot of steep stairs.

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