Six Foot walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 46km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan

  • End: 4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 175 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.8204184704883

  • Longitude: 150.02079248896

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Six Foot walking track is a 46km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot walking track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding through state forests and Blue Mountains National Park, this historic track takes in heritage sites, heath, woodlands, and rainforest, with several opportunities for excellent overnight camping.
Following an 1884 heritage horse track, this challenging walk starts near Katoomba, passing cascading waterfalls and wild rivers into the Megalong Valley and village, before crossing a unique swing bridge, climbing the range, and arriving at Jenolan Caves.
At night, cook up a hearty meal and enjoy some stargazing before falling asleep to the sounds of the bush. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like completing the entire walk, shorter sections can be undertaken.

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.

Getting there

To Jenolan Caves. Six Foot track starts in the Katoomba precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there, follow signs to Explorers Tree between Katoomba and Medlow Bath on Great Western Highway. Park entry points Jenolan Caves See on map Parking Parking is available at Explorers Tree.

Tips

This walk is managed by the Department of Primary Industry – Crown land. For more information visit the Six Foot Track website.
If you’re planning a long hike or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness, drop into the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath, to complete a trip intention form and hire a personal locator beacon (PLB).
Check the weather before you set out as Six Foot walking track can become boggy when it rains.


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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