About the Six Foot Track

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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.

Length 45km
Time 3 days
Grade Hard – 4/6 (at the hardest point)
Journey Katoomba to Jenolan Caves
Where 1 hour west of Sydney, NSW Australia
Climb 2055m (cumulative)
Highest Point 1212m (Black Range)
Lowest Point 270m (Coxs River)
Mobile Phone Coverage about 40%
Track Fee No charge
Start GPS -33.704,150.291
End GPS -33.82,150.021
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)

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