Council manages 135kms of walking tracks in the Blue Mountains.

Notifications of closures, track changes and upgrades are listed on this page.

UPDATED 29 NOVEMBER 2022

Please see links below for current walking track closures.

HELICOPTER OPERATIONS: Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls

Council is undertaking helicopter operations (weather permitting) along Jamison Creek (Charles Darwin Walk) Wentworth Falls on the following dates and times;

  • Wednesday 14th December from 8:00am to 12:00pm, and 
  • Wednesday 21st December from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Charles Darwin Walk is currently closed due to flood damage. Additional barriers and staff will be in place to physically restrict pedestrian access to the reserve. After the operations Charles Darwin Walk will remain closed.

These works are helping facilitate infrastructure replacement as part of Blue Mountains City Council’s Walking Track Program.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Echo Bluff and Frederica Falls, Lawson - 30/11 - 1/12/2022

The following tracks will be closed for a helicopter operation from Wednesday 30 November to Thursday 1 December:

•    Echo Bluff
•    Frederica Falls

Please see map below, and the NSW Parks website for more information.

View a map of Echo Bluff and Frederica Falls here.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Federal Pass

Federal Pass is closed for track maintenance between Leura Forest and the Dardanelles Pass junction below the Three Sisters.

Please see map below, and the NSW Parks website for more information.

View a map of the Federal Pass track closure

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Please be advised that from Tuesday, 16 August 2022, Prince Henry Cliff Walk is closed from Cliff View lookout to Echo Point to continue track upgrade works. Lady Darley track is also closed.

View a map of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk track closure

TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Berghofers Pass, Mt Victoria

Please be advised that Berghofers Pass at Mt Victoria is temporarily closed due to rockfall and subsidence, effective 1 May 2022.

Both walking track entrances via Mt York Road and the Great Western Highway (at the bottom of Victoria Pass) are physically closed and signposted.

PARTIAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE: South Lawson Waterfall Loop Walk

Please be advised of the temporary partial closure of the South Lawson Waterfall Loop Walk, due to a rockfall and landslip as of 24 March 2022.

All entrances will be signposted.

Most of the track remains open with one way only access to falls. Caution is advised due to changed track conditions as a result of flood damage. 

View map of partial closure of South Lawson Waterfall Loop Walk.

PARTIAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Victory Track, Faulconbridge.

Please be advised of the partial temporary closure of the Victory Track Faulconbridge walking track, due to rockfall (as of 23 March 2022).

Walkers are advised to plan alternate track routes as there is no physical access in or out of Victory Track via Sir Henrys Parade Faulconbridge.

Caution is advised due to changed track conditions as a result of flood damage. All track entrances are signposted.

The remainder of the southern Springwood track network is open, with the exception of Martins Lookout Track to Glenbrook Creek.

Please see map below, and nswparks.info/alerts-bluemtns for more information.

View Victory Track closure map

LEURA CASCADES

Leura Cascades reopened in June 2021 for pedestrians and cyclists.  Please note: The public toilets are still closed.

Read Media Release: Leura Cascades to partially reopen

View the map - Leura Cascades Precinct Status - Pedestrian and Bike Access

View the map - Leura Cascades to Gordon Falls 

CLOSED: Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls

Due to flood damage and associated hazards Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls is temporarily closed until further notice. 

View the map - Charles Darwin Walk closure. 

PARTIALLY CLOSED: Sections of Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Prince Henry Cliff Walk is temporarily closed, due to landslip and storm damage.
Tracks are physically closed, signposted with maps and alternate route options via Olympian Parade.

View the map - Prince Henry Cliff Walk partial closure.

PARTIAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Terrace Falls Hazelbrook walking track network; due to rockfall.

Closed from Friday 1 April, 2022.

Access to Terrace Falls from Carpark 2 only - open

  • No through access to Bedford Creek from carpark 2
  • All other tracks to Bedford Creek need to be accessed from carpark 1

View the map - Terrace Falls, Hazelbrook - partial closure

TEMPORARY PARTIAL CLOSURE: Lapstone Zig Zag walking track; due to rockfall.

Closed from Saturday 2 April 2022.

Part of the Lapstone Zig Zag walking track is closed due to rockfall. A pedestrian detour is in place.

View the map - Lapstone Zig Zag track detour

For information on the Blue Mountains National Park visit the National Parks and wildlife Services webpage here

Bush fire-effected walking track closures

The summer 2019/20 bushfires left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure in Council reserves. As a result, the following closures are still in place. These areas will remain closed until they are safe for the public to re-enter.

Read the Media Release: Damage bill to Council’s bushland reserves after summer bush fires

It's important to stay out of burned bushland areas as there are a range of serious dangers and hazards. Trees damaged by fire may be dangerous and fall down or drop branches and limbs, and structures such as bridges, steps and safety railings may also be damaged and unsafe. 

Blackheath 

  • Pulpit Rock Reserve