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The Six Foot Track is an iconic trail in the Blue Mountains, travelling from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves on an old route. It was named the Six Foot Track because of its width, allowing horses to easily pass. This walk can be done as a multi-day hike over 2 or 3 days, camping at Cox's River, Alum Creek, Black Range campsites. It can also be done with luggage transfer, staying at Eco Lodge. For the fit, it makes a great 1 day endurance challenge - a number of walking groups do this challenge annually. The very fit can run it in the Six Foot Track Ultra-Marathon.
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.
Transport options include: car to start, with a very long car shuffle. A better option is car to start at Katoomba, and then catch the daily bus from Jenolan back. Note that the bus option will require a night at Jenolan - a variety of accommodation is available at Caves House, and a campsite is nearby. Katoomba can also be reached by train, with a cab ride to the start. The walk can also be done in reverse.
Max elevation: 1213 m
Min elevation: 267 m
Total climbing: 1778 m
Total descent: -2031 m