Red Hands Cave
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Red Hands Firetrail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Red Hands Firetrail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Closest Town: Penrith

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 75.3 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7833744371

  • Longitude: 150.5902781977


Red Hands Cave is a 1km, grade 3 Return hike located in Blue Mountains National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.


Red Hands Cave is a small sandstone overhang cave that showcases a number of very clear hand stencillings. The site is protected with an obtrusive cage to keep would-be vandals out. There are a number of signs explaining the history and some artifacts found in the area. The walk is enjoyable and seems to take less time than the drive around. If you are reasonably fit consider the walk to the same cave starting from the causeway.

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