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    Blue Mountains National Park

    Hikes in Blue Mountains National Park

    Region in New South Wales, Australia

    Discover unforgettable hiking routes in Blue Mountains National Park, where a lush environment with storybook views creates a surreal setting. Located west of Sydney, it isn't easy to imagine a network of paths carving through a section of the Great Dividing Range when you're sitting at a beach in Australia's world-famous city. But, wow, are these paths ever worth exploring!

    Stand atop epic lookouts, such as Echo Point, and revel in Jamison Valley sprawled below. Echo Point is also home to the Three Sisters, a unique rock formation. Grose Valley is another folktale-like wonder to marvel at from above! We could go on and on about the natural details that paint Blue Mountains National Park, but it's best if you gather the facts from the hiking descriptions below.

    9 Amazing Hiking Routes in Blue Mountains National Park

    Blue Mountains National Park is a stunning hiking destination in New South Wales, Australia. Avid hikers can tackle more challenging excursions while families can bask in some rewarding views without putting in too much effort. But, no matter the difficulty, you'll undoubtedly be immersed in some magical setting. Still trying to figure out where to begin? Check out the following ten fantastic hiking routes in Blue Mountains National Park.

    1. Grand Canyon Track - Looking to escape reality for a few hours? The Grand Canyon Track immerses you in a lush setting flanked by timeless sandstone walls. Discover waterfalls en route before reaching a viewpoint overlooking Grose Valley. This is a moderately challenging hiking adventure!
    2. Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock - The first part of the moderately challenging Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock may be dull, as it follows a flat path, but the ending will reward you for surviving the initial boring section. Hanging Rock leans into the air of the valley below, granting a surreal view worth thousands of photos.
    3. Wentworth Falls, Fletcher's and Rocket Point Lookout Track - Looking for a kid-friendly hike? Wentworth Falls, Fletcher's Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track will keep your children entertained! Travel by five different lookout points and various waterfalls. This is a short walk, but pausing to gaze at the views may take additional time.
    4. Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk - The Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk will boost your heart rate while winding along a reel of incredible scenery. You'll pass several lookout points and waterfalls, helping to keep you entertained. This is a family-friendly hike, but pack some energy-boosting snacks!
    5. Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk - The Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk is a challenging, almost full-day adventure that will leave you huffing and puffing. This out-and-back hiking excursion affords epic views of Jamison Valley!
    6. Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk - The Three The Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk packs a punch when it comes to scenery and views! This short adventure takes no time and makes for a fun, family-friendly outing in Blue Mountains National Park. So get ready to walk up some stairs!
    7. Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk - Looking for a shaded walk? The Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk grants you exploration through a lush setting. Follow along a creek and revel in the tranquillity coating this relatively chill, lengthy meander.
    8. Lockleys Pylon Walk - Hike to an unforgettable panoramic view of Mount Hay and Mount Banks from Lockleys Pylon! Bask in the vistas of Grose Valley below. Get ready to admire one of the best views in Blue Mountains National Park.
    9. Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk - Your jaw will drop at the spectacular scenery flanking the path and beyond along the Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk. Enjoy an eerie setting with stone steps blanketed in nature and viewpoints overlooking Grose Valley. Prepare for a half-day, moderately challenging excursion!

    When is the Best Time to Hike in Blue Mountains National Park?

    Want some good news? You can hike in Blue Mountains National Park year-round. Just be sure to check for weather updates, as some trails are susceptible to partial closures due to rain.

    Other Outdoor Activities in Blue Mountains National Park

    Most adventurers flock to this natural wonderland for hiking, but mountain biking is the other loved outdoor activity in Blue Mountains National Park. Some notable trails include Blue Gum Swamp Track, Faulconbridge Point Lookout, and Andersons Fire Trail.

    Fantastic Adventure Tours in Blue Mountains National Park

    There are no adventure tours to Blue Mountains National Park, but check back here for excursions in the future.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Mountains National Park

    When's the best time to visit Blue Mountains National Park?

    You can visit year-round, but September and October usually offer the best weather.

    How long does driving from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park take?

    It takes around 90 minutes to drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park.

    Can you take dogs to Blue Mountains National Park?

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to enter Blue Mountains National Park. Check out this website for dog-friendly spots just outside the national park.

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    Grand Canyon Track

    Moderate
    5.8 km
    294 m
    2-2.5h

    The Grand Canyon Track is one of the most popular hikes in Blue Mountains National Park for a reason! It’s hard not to fall in love with the lush green setting lined with historic sandstone walls. And that’s not all: pass waterfalls that artfully enchant. Reap in the ultimate reward of an incredibly scenic viewpoint of Grose Valley. The bottom line is that the Grand Canyon Track is a worthwhile adventure!

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    Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock

    Moderate
    11.1 km
    262 m
    2.5-4h

    The Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock follows an eventful, decently flat path to Hanging Rock, where incredible views of Hanging Rock itself leaning into the valley below create one of the more picturesque images in Blue Mountains National Park. Thanks to the vista, the boring path to and from the viewpoint will be the last thing on your mind after completing this moderate adventure!

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    Wentworth Falls, Fletcher’s Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track

    Easy
    2.3 km
    132 m
    1h

    Wentworth Falls, Fletcher's Lookout and Rocket Point Lookout Track in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia, is a fun, kid-friendly route that knows how to entertain. Wander by waterfalls and five lookouts: Jamison Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lookout, Fletcher's Lookout, Rocket Point Lookout, and Princes Rock Lookout. Talk about epic! 

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    Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk

    Moderate
    6.0 km
    329 m
    2-3h

    Want to elevate your heart rate and enjoy a montage of unreal views? The Valley of the Waters to Wentworth Falls Walk in Blue Mountains National Park deserves to sit atop your must-do hiking list. You can take your entire family along, but pack snacks to boost your little ones' energy. This is a moderately challenging hike!

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    Open details for Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk

    Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk

    Hard
    15.0 km
    949 m
    5.5-7.5h

    The Ruined Castle and Mount Solitary via The Golden Stairs Walk is a challenging out-and-back adventure in Blue Mountains National Park. Bring snacks and water, and get ready for just under 1,000 m in elevation gain!

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    Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk

    Easy
    1.0 km
    64 m
    0.5h

    The Three Sisters Track to Lady Game Lookout Walk is a short hiking adventure in Blue Mountains National Park, Australia. Expect phenomenal scenery and views packed into a brief outing! You will have to navigate some stairs, which will increase your heart rate.

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    Open details for Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk

    Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk

    Moderate
    10.5 km
    365 m
    3-4h

    The Sassafras Gully, Victory Track, and Magala Gully Loop Walk immerses you in a lush, shaded area while taking you along a creek! If one word could describe this walk, it would be: peaceful. However, it can get wet and soggy at times. Be ready for a couple of creek crossings!

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    Lockleys Pylon Walk

    Easy
    7.1 km
    176 m
    1.5-2.5h

    Looking for unforgettable views? Put Lockleys Pylon Walk at the top of your must-do adventure list in Blue Mountains National Park. This hike travels to an incredible 360-view of Mount Hay and Mount Banks from atop the pylon! You’ll also enjoy unreal views of Grose Valley sprawled below.

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    Open details for Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk

    Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk

    Moderate
    13.5 km
    615 m
    4-5.5h

    Want a hike that promises unreal views and a decent workout? The Cliff Top Track and Grand Canyon Walk in Blue Mountains NP, Australia, is a spectacular way to reap hiking rewards! Most people utter one word and one word only along this hike: wow. So get ready for a montage brimming with fantastic scenery.

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