Six Foot Track
  • Length: 44.8km

  • Duration: 3 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 386 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba

  • End: 4654 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan

  • Location: Six Foot Track Heritage Reserve

  • Closest Town: Katoomba

  • Distance from CBD: 104 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.70396969

  • Longitude: 150.2912593

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Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Six Foot Track Heritage Reserve...

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Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Horse Riding


Six Foot Track is a 44.8km, grade 4 One way hike located in Six Foot Track Heritage Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This classic walk takes you from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves via a historic horse route. The walk travels mainly along well-maintained service tracks and explores Nellie's Glen Megalong Valley Cox's River Black Range and Jenolan. There are well established and popular campsites along the way.

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4 thoughts on “Six Foot Track (44.8km)

  1. This track gets some bad wraps due to the long firetrail section after cox river campsite to Jenolan and then long road sections too. yep, bit boring but listen to an audiobook and chill. This is a basic overnighter & as I did it on an Australia Day weekend it had a several groups walking through. (Be careful with water in summer. I had to give water to someone really struggling walking up the firetrail to Jenolan)
    I’ve only walked the whole thing once which was from Jenolan to Katoomba. I was happy with this decision after the torrential downpour on day 1 and also happy I camped at Alum creek after hearing how many people were camped at Cox’s river campsite.. packed for Aus Day.
    I’ve walked from Katoomba to Coxs River several times while exploring the cox river & the area has a lot of red bellies. As someone who likes snakes this is one of the reasons I like the area but I dread Nellies Glen & underestimate it every time. Quad killer.

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