Bushwalking is one of the most popular and easiest-to-do activities in the Blue Mountains. The region has an extensive network of well established trails.

Blue Mountains City Council has walking tracks throughout the locality as part of the sustainable cities program and maintains these tracks for public use.

See the Top 50 Bushwalks in the Blue Mountains as identified by our Visitor Information staff.

National Parks and Wildlife Service maintain a large number of tracks in national parks. Go to the NPWS website for more information

Maps of this walking network are available for purchase at Visitor Information Centres for a nominal fee.

Think Before You Trek

This is a bush safety initiative between the NSW Police Force and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It aims to provide bushwalkers and adventurers in the Blue Mountains with a free loaned Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

Download the NSW Police brochure for Think Before You Trek

Think before you TREK promotes the benefits of planning ahead for your bushwalking trip by using an easy to remember acronym:

T - Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment.

R - Register your planned route and tell friends and family when you expect to return.

E - Emergency beacon (PLB's) are available free of charge from NPWS office in Blackheath.

K - Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails.

Go to the National Parks website for more