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

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

Current walking track updates

Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades will reopen from the June 2021 long weekend, for pedestrians and cyclists.  Please note: The public toilets are still closed.

Read Media Release: Leura Cascades to partially reopen

Click here to view the map - Leura Cascades Precinct Status - Pedestrian and Bike Access

Click here to 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. 

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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.

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PARTIALLY CLOSED: Fairy Bower track, Mt Victoria

Closed due to bridge collapse. Access to Boronia Point and Cox's Cave is still open at Mt Piddington.

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PARTIALLY CLOSED:  Redgum Reserve Bullaburra 

A section of walking track exiting onto Boronia Rd is closed due to the failure of a footbridge. 
Through-access between DeQuency and Cottle Roads is still open.

CLOSED: Hargraves Lookout

Please be advised of the temporary closure of Hargraves Lookout Precinct Blackheath for infrastructure upgrade and renewal works. Closure will be in effect from Friday 19 February 2021 until the end of May 2021.

Please see attached notification and map. Click here to view the map.

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: $1.25m in damage 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

  • Popes Glen Reserve 
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve

Mount Victoria / Mount York

Mt York Reserve reopened to the public in January 2021. The whole of Mt York was impacted by the 2019/20 summer bushfires, with a large proportion of the reserve subject to high-intensity fire; significantly impacting native biodiversity and recreational infrastructure assets. 

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