Red Hands Cave and Axe Grinding Tour
  • Length: 4.1km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Red Hands Firetrail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Red Hands Firetrail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Closest Town: Glenbrook

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 75.3 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7833762523

  • Longitude: 150.590279068

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Drinking Water

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Dog Friendly

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Red Hands Cave and Axe Grinding Tour is a 4.1km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Blue Mountains National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.

Summary

This is a cultural walk with two significant sites being visited along the way. The walk leaves the quiet Red Hands Cave picnic area and winds down the valley to the Axe Grinding Grooves once used by Indigenous Australians. The track then follows Campfire Creek up to Red Hands Caves and visits the magnificent cave paintings before returning to the picnic area for a bite of lunch.


Download maps and tracknotes for Red Hands Cave and Axe Grinding Tour hiking track from wildwalks.com.