Murphys trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Ingar Rd, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Ingar Rd, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 96.2 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7449049999998

  • Longitude: 150.386801666667

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Accessible Parking

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

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Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford is a 18km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Summary

From Wentworth Falls this picturesque trail highlights pristine bushland in the central part of Blue Mountains National Park. Choose to mountain bike or walk along Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford. With great campgrounds, magical waterfalls and unique Aboriginal sites along the way, it’s the perfect nature getaway for adventurous cyclists or walkers.
Starting on Ingar firetail, you’ll wind through unspoilt heath and open forest for 9km. At the intersection with Bedford Creek fire trail, there’s an optional detour to Ingar campground where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and picnic lunch.
From Bedford fire trail it’s a steep descent to Bedford Creek where forest gives way to rainforest and inviting waterholes. Joining Murphys fire trail, there’s an optional detour to the tall forests at Murphys Glen campground.
The ride to Woodford takes in open heath with views across the lower mountains towards Sydney and the Cumberlain Plain.
Take a virtual tour of Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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.

Getting There

Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford starts in the Wentworth Falls precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:Turn off the Great Western Highway at Wentworth Falls at Tableland RoadDrive for 1.6km, then turn left onto Elizabeth Drive.The Ingar fire trail starts at the end of Queen Elizabeth DriveBy car:You can drive 9.5km to Ingar campground, however there is no vehicle access from here. Parking Parking is available at Ingar picnic area.

Tips

It’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before you set out. Bring a topographic map and compass or GPS.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.
Check the weather before you set out as Murphys fire trail can become boggy when it rains.
If you’re driving, please note there’s no vehicle access from Ingar campground to Woodford.


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.

 

HELLY HANSEN AUSTRALIA

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