Narrow Neck trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Narrow Neck Plateau Trail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Narrow Neck Plateau Trail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 109 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.74030948

  • Longitude: 150.2803608

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Bitumen Road

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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

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Narrow Neck trail is a 9.5km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

For an invigorating cycling route that takes you deep into the unspoilt wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, head to Narrow Neck trail. A challenging ride suitable for mid-level to experienced mountain bike riders, the track traces the elevated platform of Narrow Neck Peninsula near Katoomba. With breathtaking scenic views, wildflowers and photo opportunities at every turn; keen bushwalkers won't want to miss out either.
From the gate, you'll cycle through open forest, heath and swamplands with superb scenic views all the way. At one point, the cliffs fall away on either side and you'll feel on top of the world. The trail opens up to heathland with spectacular views over Lake Burragorang.
If you're after more cycle tracks through the mountains, try McMahons Point. For an additional challenge, cycle from the station, and you'll be rewarded with extra views of both Jamison and Megalong valleys.

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

To Glen Raphael Drive carpark. Narrow Neck trail is in the Katoomba precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:By train:Take the train to Katoomba, and ride your bike from the station to Narrow Neck gate via Glen Raphael Drive (8km).By car:Drive west from Sydney on Great western Highway to KatoombaLocate Cliff Drive near Echo Point and follow westerly to Glen Raphael DriveFollow (unsealed) Glen Raphael Drive to locked gate. Park entry points Glen Raphael Drive carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at the end of Glen Raphael Drive, a short walk from the attraction.


Check the weather before you set out as Narrow Neck trail can become boggy when it rains.
Please keep to the trail, as this area is part of Special Area Schedule 2 for Sydney's water protection.
Please take care not to interrupt operations of the Narrow Neck Fire Tower, which provides essential radio communications.
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.
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.

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