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Mount Banks Summit walk is a 2.4km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
For some of the most spectacular scenic views across Blue Mountains National Park, grab your camera and head for Mount Banks Summit walk, near Mount Wilson. The distinctive double hump of Mount Banks is visible for miles and this challenging walking track gives adventurous walkers the opportunity to explore it at close range.
From Mount Banks picnic area, you’ll ascend steeply and it’s not just the windswept dramatic landscape you’ll want to photograph. Near the unfenced summit you’ll discover a fascinating new world. The unique basalt cap is home to a tall forest of monkey gums, so named by early explorers who mistook resident greater gliders for monkeys.
Enjoy a well-earned break while taking in the magnificent panoramic views over the Grose Wilderness. From here you can truly appreciate the staggering diversity and immense beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
About the Region
Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Mount Banks Summit walk is in the Mount Wilson precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:Drive west from Richmond on the Bells Line of RoadAbout 10kms past Mount Tomah, take the turn off to Mount Banks Picnic Area.Drive for 1km along the unsealed road to the parking area Parking Parking is available at Mount Banks picnic area. It can be a busy place on weekends, so parking might be limited.
The summit is unfenced so please take care and supervise children at all times.
It’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited mobile reception in this park.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.