McKeowns Valley Circuit
  • Length: 3.5km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 4654 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan

  • End: 4654 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan

  • Location: Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

  • Closest Town: Oberon

  • Distance from CBD: 175 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.82032494

  • Longitude: 150.0211674

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

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Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

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Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve...

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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McKeowns Valley Circuit is a 3.5km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Looping around the northern bush tracks surrounding Jenolan Caves this walk explores a variety of different environments up on the ridges and down along the river. The campsite is a great spot to break and enjoy the quiet at one of the less-frequented areas of the park. Be sure to allow time to enjoy the views from up on the ridge and especially of Carlotta's Arch. Watch out for stinging nettles down on the river.


Download maps and tracknotes for McKeowns Valley Circuit hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Explore the caves at Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, near Oberon. It’s a great daytrip from Sydney, or enjoy a weekend away staying in heritage accommodation. The Jenolan Caves are limestone caves located within the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve in the Central Tablelands region, west of the Blue Mountains, in Jenolan, Oberon Council, New South Wales, in eastern Australia.

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