Ruined Castle walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6.6km

  • Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Golden Stairs, Blue Mountains National Park

  • End: Golden Stairs, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 108 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7344207133332

  • Longitude: 150.282382840001

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Ruined Castle walking track is a 6.6km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Ruined Castle walking track is a jewel among walks in the spectacular Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Beginning at the Golden Stairs and descending into Jamison Valley, this hard walk lets you climb one of the most recognisable landmarks in the valley; the Ruined Castle. It’s a beautiful rock formation that offers great views over the valley as far as Wentworth Falls and Katoomba.
Descending deep into the valley, you’ll enter the cool, lush rainforest with towering coachwood and sassafrass, and a chance to spot a lyrebird. The track is an historic mining route with tell-tale embankments, cuttings and the tumbled ruins of miners’ cottages.
A steep scramble with some rock-hopping past large boulders leads to the impressive rock formation. At the top, enjoy unsurpassed views of Jamison Valley and Cedar Creek Valley. A perfect spot for a picnic before returning
Take a virtual tour of Ruined Castle walking track 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

To Golden Stairs carpark. Ruined Castle walking track is in the southern precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, follow the signs to Golden Stairs. Park entry points Golden Stairs carpark See on map Parking Parking is available on Glenraphael Drive.

Tips

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


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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