Looking for a great trail in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, New South Wales? AllTrails has 5 great views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Kanangra-Boyd National Park ranging from 13.6 to 27.6 miles and from 3,464 to 4,041 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



13 days ago

Fun trail with the family

15 days ago

Really tough walk with some amazing scenery. Following roots ridge track can be tricky as the trail gets very feint at points. Camping by the river is lovely and a good place to recharge before heading up the mountain. The incline is brutal but extremely rewarding. We made it back to the car in just under 5 hours and took about 5 and a half to get down.

We did from Megalong Cemetery to the Eco Lodge and back. Was a beautiful track. Highly recommend.

6 months ago

Very easy to follow, marked well and map not needed. Second day is tough - would not recommend going the opposite way (Jenolan to Katoomba) if you don’t like going down hill! The first night camp ground is beautiful. Fantastic walk, generally not HARD, more moderate.

6 months ago

While this walk has heritage, just be aware that it may be pleasant between katoomba and the cox's river, and Jenolan is stunning, the six foot track also features a 20km walk down a 4WD track in a state forest.This walk is seriously over rated. It's only a suitable recommendation to novices. Also be aware this is not a hard grade walk. If you have any multiday hiking experience, try Katoomba to Kanangra instead.

Family with 7year old and 10 year old. Lovely hike. Beautiful and regular water and stream access makes it.

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8 months ago

Section between Katoomba and Cox River the most interesting..would do it again if with others but not solo again. Take plenty of water and consider not doing it during the hotter months.

9 months ago

I started from explorer tree and to be honest, except for the first day, it was a pretty boring hike. I don't see the pleasure in hiking on a durt track for 4wd for 20km. Campsites are nice but for the second and last night, it was not possible to open the tap on the big green tank so, only option was to get water at the toilets. I wouldn't recommend this hike

10 months ago

The section from Alum Creek to Black Range is quite boring.

really enjoyed this trail, though it was alot of up hill.

11 months ago

Did this track with a mate not too long ago. It is best to do it in Autumn as we did it during a summer heatwave- not the best experience. But the campsites, views and nature made up for it. Took us 2 days and a half, starting from Explorer’s Tree, finishing at Jenolan Caves. Make sure to pack lots of water, as there is no fresh water until you make it to the campsites.

11 months ago

I did this over two days. From Katoomba train station to coxs river (18km) day one. Day 2 coxs river to Jenolan (30km). The uphills are hard but what else do you expect mountain hiking! For my first solo hike, it was pretty awesome! Did it mid week. Didn’t see another person. Good nature time. No snakes at all. Very satisfying hike.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Started from Katoomba, first part (15km or so) was beautifully scenic throughout with an awesome suspension bridge just before the camp ground. First 10km next day were dreadfully hard with the constant incline, but once you conquer that bit you get to enjoy the rest of the hike. Jenolan Caves are definitely worthwhile exploring once the hike is over :)

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Saturday, October 06, 2018

Done the 6 foot in a day 12 times - in all those times only ever saw 2 snakes - a black and a brown, on same day - best time 10 hrs 27 mins, worst 12 hrs 45 mins - always start Explorer’s tree, end bottom step at Caves House. Always led by one of the world’s best blokes, Barry K***. Started when 51 yrs age, last time at 61.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Lots of wildlife, koalas, echidnas, goannas, kangaroos Wallaby But no snakes seen Campsites along the way well provided for with tank water, composting toilets and picnic shelters if you want. Day 2 from Katoomba is the tough uphill day, first 10 km, second 10 km is a little flatter

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

great three day hike 17km in you hit the up hill and it was hard. but still great hike

Monday, September 17, 2018

day 1 tough. day 2 tougher. day 3 nice :) watch out for snakes. kind of hard when they look like sticks... I suggest to set off at dawn on day 3 and get to jenolan by 10 so you can go on a cave tour, walk a track without ur pack or just sit at the cafe and try and drink them out of stock! another tip is the bus arrives at 12pm "blue mountains coaches (or buses" if you catch the bus driver, he will let you to drop off your pack so you can explore more. bus leaves around 3.30. Bus driver is John and is a champ

Friday, August 17, 2018

awesome hike. camped two nights and had a great time. highly recommend. didn't see any snakes though!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Great track especially for a solo trecker. Easily done over two days but more enjoyable over three.

Friday, February 02, 2018

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/

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

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