Figure 8 Pool

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Figure 8 Pool is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Otford, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
247 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

no dogs

A relatively short walk to a very popular natural rock formation in the Royal National Park. This is the shortest route to the pool, starting at Garawarra Farm car park. The Burgh Ridge track descends fairly steeply to Burning Palms beach, where there is a small collection of historic huts and a surf life saving club (weekends only). From here, follow the coast to the Figure 8 Pool. WARNING: the pool is only accessible at low tide. Do not attempt at high tide.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful but short walk, climbing back up is tough but rewarding!

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes in NSW. Saw wallabies on the way. Ocean at its best. Even though rocks were scary and there was 1.2m tide conditions, Burning point and figure 8 is totally worth the effort

hiking
4 months ago

The Figure 8 Pool has become incredibly popular and is one of the "most instagrammed" national park locations. I've picked a weekday for this walk to avoid the worst of the crowds, and the pool is not too busy when I get there. A nice walk with views over the coast, and the Figure 8 Pool and coast is beautiful. But avoid weekends!
Track notes: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/12/13/figure-eight-pools-royal-np/