Scenic Railway to Mt Solitary via the Ruined Castle
  • Length: 16.2km

  • Duration: 11 hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • End: W7f Sublime Point Trail, Blue Mountains National Park

  • Closest Town: Katoomba

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 104 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.7285850692

  • Longitude: 150.3009530415

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

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Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Scenic Railway to Mt Solitary via the Ruined Castle is a 16.2km, grade 5 Return hike located in Blue Mountains National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 11 hrs to complete.


One of the longer day-walks in the Katoomba area this track goes from the very popular Scenic World to the fantastic lookout on top of the Ruined Castle and then on to the amazing Mt Solitary. Be prepared for a long but amazing day of viewing the Jamison Valley. Make sure you are back to catch the train up in time or be prepared to walk out one of the alternate routes either via Furber Steps or via the Golden Staircase.

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