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


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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