Scenic Railway to Ruined Castle
  • Length: 12.4km

  • Duration: 7 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Katoomba Falls Access Track, Katoomba

  • End: Narrow Neck Plateau 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 Ruined Castle is a 12.4km, grade 4 Return hike located in Blue Mountains National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 7 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This is a very popular full day walk in the Katoomba Area offering great views of the valley. The walk follows the edge of the cliffs through the undergrowth from the Scenic Railway to the Ruined Castle. There are great views to enjoy from the Ruined Castle. Arrive back in time to catch the Scenic Railway back up or be prepared for the walk up Furber Steps an alternate exit.

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