The shape of the park is such that there are many access points to its edge, and a number to well inside. Bells Line of Road is the major access to the northern section of the park, and to the north side of the Grose Valley. The Great Western Highway gives access to all of the towns along the main ridge, including Katoomba, and there are many fire trails off to the north and south of it. The south western side of the park is accessed via the Colong to Oberon Stock Route, and on the south side access is available along Wombeyan Caves Rd.
The towns on the Great Western Highway can also be reached by train, although it may be a bit of a walk from the station to the cliffs where most walks begin. Some larger towns such as Katoomba and Blackheath may have bus services that can get you closer to the starts of walks.
Time:1 hr Distance:2km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:60m
An easy and short walk to a fantastic lookout over the Grose Valley.
Medlow Bath to Blackheath Glen
Time:3 hrs Distance:7km Fitness:E Skill:M Ascent:370m
An interesting walk into the Megalong Valley on old tracks.
Medlow Bath to the Colosseum
Time:2 hrs Distance:4km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:170m
Visit a delightful natural amphitheatre on old tracks.
Medlow Bath - Glen Rosa Track
Time:3 hrs Distance:5km Fitness:E Skill:M Ascent:120m
An interesting walk exploring some rough old tracks below Medlow Bath
Medlow Bath Cliff Tracks
Time:3 hrs Distance:8km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:90m
Excellent views from the cliff top tracks of Medlow Bath below the impressive Hydro Majestic
Time:2 days Distance:13km Fitness:E Skill:M Ascent:200m
An excellent one or two day walk in the Lower Blue Mountains with a beautiful swimming hole and a choice of campsites.
Kanangra to Carlon's Farm (Green Gully)
Time:3 days Distance:36km Fitness:M Skill:M Ascent:1380m
A variant on one of the classic Blue Mountains walks - finishing at Carlon's Farm below Blackheath, rather than at Katoomba
Time:4 hrs Distance:11km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:200m
A pleasant summer walk along shady paths, with a short climb to a good lookout.
Bell to Wollangambe Crater
Time:2 days Distance:18km Fitness:EM Skill:M Ascent:490m
A relatively easy introduction to the Wollangambe Wilderness. Navigation is reasonably straightforward and there is not too much rock scrambling.
Nellies Glen and the Devils Hole
Time:4 hrs Distance:10km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:450m
A relatively easy walk to the impressive Nellies Glen and spectacular Devils Hole.
Blue Gum Forest via Evans Lookout and Perrys Lookdown
Time:2 days Distance:22km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:750m
The classic walk into the Blue Gum Forest, with camping on grassy flats under the magnificent blue gums
Time:2 hrs Distance:6km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:60m
Excellent panoramic views from this easy-to-visit lookout off Narrow Neck Peninsula
Time:4 hrs Distance:8km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:220m
360 degree views from the top of the Ruined Castle, one of the best easy day walks in the Blue Mountains.
Mt Solitary traverse
Time:2 days Distance:20km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:1120m
An excellent overnight walk with good views of Lake Burragorang and beyond, and options for camp cave camping.
Kanangra to Katoomba
Time:3 days Distance:45km Fitness:MH Skill:M Ascent:1350m
An excellent crossing of the southern Blue Mountains with a variety of scenery
Faulconbridge Ridge to the Grose River
Time:5 hrs Distance:17km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:410m
A longish day walk to visit a great lookout and a beautiful swimming hole
Time:5 hrs Distance:15km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:200m
A climb of one of the prominent peaks of the Blue Mountains, with excellent views of the Grose Valley from its slopes.
Hanging Rock and Baltzer Lookout
Time:4 hrs Distance:11km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:100m
An easy walk to the impressive Hanging Rock near Blackheath, and to Baltzer Lookout over the Grose Valley
Time:2 hrs Distance:7km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:40m
An easy walk to impressive views over the Grose Valley and Govetts Gorge.
Time:2 hrs Distance:4km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:360m
A short but steep walk to a series of pretty cascades on Victoria Creek.
Breakfast Creek and Ironmonger Hill
Time:5 hrs Distance:13km Fitness:M Skill:M Ascent:600m
A good introduction to the Wild Dog Mountains. Some creek hopping and ridge walking add variety to some spectacular scenery.
Glenbrook to Springwood
Time:2 days Distance:20km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:530m
An excellent walk in the lower Blue Mountains following both ridges and creeks.
Time:5 hrs Distance:11km Fitness:EM Skill:M Ascent:170m
An excellent day walk in the lower Blue Mountains following both ridges and creeks.
Time:5 hrs Distance:11km Fitness:EM Skill:M Ascent:440m
An interesting trip exploring of one of the old miners' passes of Narrow Neck, with good views of the Megalong Valley
Tarros Ladder and Carlon Head
Time:5 hrs Distance:16km Fitness:M Skill:H Ascent:500m
A challenging walk visiting two of the climbing passes of Narrow Neck
Time:2 hrs Distance:5km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:60m
An interesting walk to an interesting patterned rock shelf with great views of the nearby creek valleys
Time:3 hrs Distance:7km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:320m
A pleasant walk to a spectacular section of the wild Wollangambe River
Grand Canyon Loop
Time:4 hrs Distance:7km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:240m
An excellent walk showcasing a variety of the best scenery in the Blue Mountains.
Mt Solitary return
Time:5 hrs Distance:14km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:610m
A slightly more challenging day walk than the Ruined Castle, with views to the south
The River Caves
Time:2 hrs Distance:3km Fitness:E Skill:M Ascent:160m
An easy but impressive canyon that can be done as a bushwalk
Govetts Leap and the Horse Track
Time:7 hrs Distance:13km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:630m
Visit some of the most spectacular parts of the Grose Valley on this challenging but rewarding walk.
Dunphys Pass and Harmil Ledge
Time:6 hrs Distance:10km Fitness:EM Skill:MH Ascent:490m
An excellent walk along two of the shale ledge passes of Narrow Neck, with great views on a clear day
Blue Gum Forest via Du Faur Head
Time:6 hrs Distance:12km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:650m
A challenging and scenic route in to the Blue Gum Forest
Time:8 hrs Distance:16km Fitness:M Skill:MH Ascent:480m
An interesting walk exploring one of the lesser known passes of Narrow Neck
Coxs River - Six Foot Track
Time:5 hrs Distance:14km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:290m
A pleasant, easy walk to one of the most accessible sections of the Coxs River
Time:3 hrs Distance:8km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:160m
A delightful walk on a historic track, visiting the waterfalls of North Lawson
Time:2 days Distance:24km Fitness:EM Skill:M Ascent:640m
A walk with lots of variety, visiting a famous lookout and home of the Bushwalkers War Memorial
Time:9 hrs Distance:16km Fitness:M Skill:MH Ascent:540m
A challenging descent of one of the more difficult passes of Narrow Neck
Popes Glen and Braeside Tracks
Time:3 hrs Distance:9km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:170m
A pleasant and easy walk with spectacular views
Time:4 hrs Distance:9km Fitness:E Skill:EM Ascent:200m
A walk with lots of variety around and under the cliffs on the west side of Blackheath
Time:8 hrs Distance:16km Fitness:MH Skill:M Ascent:1080m
An excellent walk visiting two spectacular lookouts in the Wild Dog Mountains
Time:6 hrs Distance:15km Fitness:M Skill:EM Ascent:640m
A solid walk to the highest of the peaks in the Wild Dogs, with great views
Time:4 hrs Distance:7km Fitness:EM Skill:E Ascent:290m
One of the best and most popular walks in the Blue Mountains, with a great variety of scenery and spectacular views
Vera and Hippocrene Falls
Time:5 hrs Distance:9km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:580m
A good walk on some of the less visited tracks around Wentworth Falls
Wentworth and Roberts Pass
Time:4 hrs Distance:12km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:320m
An interesting walk on some of the lesser known tracks around Wentworth Falls
Time:7 hrs Distance:17km Fitness:EM Skill:M Ascent:350m
Superb views of the upper Grose Valley, and a good mix of on track and easy off track walking in this less visited area
Time:6 hrs Distance:15km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:540m
A steep descent to the Grose River through a delightful rainforest ravine, with a visit to the magnificent Blue Gum Forest.
Lower Jenolan River
Time:2 days Distance:23km Fitness:EM Skill:EM Ascent:430m
A good overnight walk exploring some of the ridges and valleys of the Wild Dogs
Treks in New South Wales, Neil Paton
A useful book with some ideas for extended walks in NSW.
Blue Mountains National Park - NPWS
Excellent general source of information about Blue Mountains National Park, including detailed information on access, activities, facilities, camping, cultural and natural history, and more.
Bushwalking in the Upper Blue Mountains - Allan Wells
Allan Wells' site has a wealth of walks in the upper Blue Mountains, many with historical background. An excellent resource.
David Noble's Bushwalking Page
A useful general site with some outstanding specific information on some regions of the Greater Blue Mountains, in particular the Blue Breaks, Bylong Labyrinth and the Widden Valley.