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Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Drive or ride scenic Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground, for bush camping, picnicking, fishing and bushwalking in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
5km
Time suggested
2hrs
Price
Free
Please note

Check the weather before you set out as Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground may be closed, at short notice, due to wet weather or fire conditions.


Murphys fire trail, from Woodford to Murphys Glen campground, offers a unique driving tour through unspoilt heathlands. Situated in Blue Mountains National Park, only a short drive from local townships, it’s a great track for driving, walking and mountain biking.

Following a narrow ridge top with scenic views across Cumberland Plains, you might be sharing the track with swamp wallabies and goannas. As the trail descends into the campground, the heath gives way to majestic forests. Whether camping or picnicking, be sure to admire the towering stand of gums that fringe the nearby the creek.

Spring is a great time to visit as the seemingly harsh landscape and sandstone rock platforms erupt with an extravagant wildflower display. Hardy mallee ash, banksia and trigger plants, growing in the sandstone rock clefts, dazzle with vibrant blooms.

Take a virtual tour of Murphys fire trail – Woodford to Murphys Glen campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
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Murphys fire trail - Woodford to Murphys Glen campfround, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton