Red Hands Cave via Campfire Creek Track Loop

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Blue Mountains National Park

Red Hands Cave via Campfire Creek Track Loop is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking.

Length5.3 miElevation gain908 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingCaveForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric siteNo dogs
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Trails in the Glenbrook Gorge area of Blue Mountains National Park have a parking fee of $8 per vehicle. You can also purchase an annual single-park pass for $22. Most hikers will want to enter the park by car, pay the $8 fee, and park the car at one of the two car parks just after the causeway. There is a pretty steep hill right after the entrance, down to the causeway, and up again. If you just want to see the caves you can drive about 30 mins into the Caves car park and walk in and back. This road would make a nice bike ride. Pretty flat and good condition after the causeway dip.

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Amanda Skye
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Beautiful, great for dogs

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kasz kokaszy
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Backpacking

Good variety of flat, shaded bush track next to a steam, then a steep hike up the hill with downhill and flat return. Great for a sunny day as most of the trail is covered with vegetation. One of my favorites.

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Oliver Briones
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Walking
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Chris Leaning
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Good

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Nikki Taylor
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Nice easy to follow track, great for beginners (like me!). A bit uneven at times but all in all a really pretty track!

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Paul Kurtyka
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Well maintained, second part pretty challenging before you get to the bike track, still one of the most enjoyable tracks

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Danielle Brown
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W Hikington
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Lots of cobwebs, otherwise nice

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Vishwa Mahanta
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Jack Parker
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Taylor Stace
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Robert Brindley
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

This is a varied walk. We started the trail from the main carpark at the National Park entrance and walked to the starting point via Jellybean Pool. There is quite a steep but short trail to the Pool which is quite popular with family groups. To get to the starting point at the Causeway there is an indistinct trail alongside the pool which requires some rock scrambling but once at the Causeway the trail is quite easy for most of the way with the usual steep inclines and declines. Alongside Campfire Creek and Red Hands Gully the trail is elevated above the creek but dips down occasionally. However the sense is you are in deep bushland and the walk to Red Hands is not a strenuous one. After the Red Hands Cave the trail turns away from the creek and rises slightly and as t was springtime then many varieties of wildflowers dominated alongside the trail until it winds back down to the gully. The final part of the walk is a mountain bike trail running alongside The Oaks Trail, recently upgraded to include some challenges for cyclists. Look out for fast moving cyclists coming up behind you ! It is certainly a better option than going back onto The Oaks Trail which almost a busy highway of cars. Altogether it was a very pleasant walk and you can always start at the carpark at the start of the trail rather than negotiate Jellybean Pool.

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Ben A
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Joanne Bourke
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Started at the top car park ($8 all day parking) for jellybean pool. Crossed causeway and went on to Red Hands Cave trail. Great walk, beautiful sights. Plenty of nature - saw a couple of baby browns, lizards and birds. Just remember that the stairs going down at jellybean pool have to be climbed at the end!

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Ashlee Olivia
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Greg Metcalfe
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Peaceful and serene

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Andie Stuart
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Hiking

Fantastic track, with a mixture of MTB trail and traditional bush walking. Stairs at the end were a bit of a challenge, but it was a solid grade 3 other than that. Nice to do on a weekday as would imagine it'd be very busy on the weekend. Beautiful hike and well recommended.

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Old Geezer
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mountain bike track is part of the loop and easy to miss the trail, and bikes are fast moving risk.

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Kristina Ingegneri
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The trek takes you onto a mountain bike trail and the mountain bikers don't like that.

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Grace Farthing
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Nice views, pretty easy, great history but you are better off turning back after you reach the cave, because it is hard to find the second part of the track and we got lost and walked ALOT extra! You are also better off continuing to drive past the parking lots over a mini bridge and up a hill to the very start of the track so that you can park there instead of walking ALOT EXTRA UP STEEP HILLS!

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Liz Graves
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Love the history connected to this walk. Enjoyed this walk.

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Kim Hous
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Nice walk following creek beds, awesome red gums. A fair bit of debris and fallen trees along track due to past flooding. Saw a yabbie at creek crossing and markings in the sandstone from aborigines sharpening spears from long ago. Red hands cave is a cool piece of history.

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Rima Negem
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Only an hour out of Sydney, easy-moderate bike, good trek for a family.

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Michelle Scott
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