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This historic journey is one of Australia’s classic walks guiding people from the edge of Blue Mountains National Park to the majestic Jenolan Caves. Many people choose this as their first overnight hike. You can walk at what every pace you want choosing from one of itineraries to complete the track in a fast passed full day walk (for those crazy fit people), or spending time wandering and enjoying your time.
Starting from the Explorers Tree in Katoomba, the Six Foot Track was first established in 1884 and leads you through a mix of dense native bushland, past towering sandstone cliffs, granite creek beds, farmland, pine tree forests, and into the limestone valley of Jenolan.
|Grade||Hard – 4/6 (at the hardest point)|
|Journey||Katoomba to Jenolan Caves|
|Where||1 hour west of Sydney, NSW Australia|
|Highest Point||1212m (Black Range)|
|Lowest Point||270m (Coxs River)|
|Mobile Phone Coverage||about 40%|
|Track Fee||No charge|
|Gradient||Very Steep (4/6)|
|Quality of Track||Rough Track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|Signage||Directional sign along the way (3/6)|
|Experience Required||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)|
|Weather||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities (such as; not all cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)|