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Andersons trail

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

A cycling route for those experienced at mountain biking, Andersons trail offers scenic views and camping in the southern wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
31km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Hard. This attraction is suited to experienced cyclists who are extremely fit.
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme in this area and the track can become boggy when it rains.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

An exhilarating cycling route that takes you deep into the central wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, Andersons trail descends into unspoilt bushland and links to Woodford - Oaks trail for an added challenge. With ultra steep sections, this loose gravel trail is an adrenalin-fuelled adventure bound to challenge even those most experienced at mountain biking.

Winding through steep gullies, scenic creek crossings and dense scrub, you might be sharing the trail with a resident echidna or swamp wallaby. Breathe in the fabulous aroma of the peppermint gums as you cycle past the open forest.

With the option to stay a night at Murphys Glen campground, you can turn a cycle ride into a heart-pumping adventure weekend. Keen riders can start this trail from Wentworth Falls train station.

Take a virtual tour of Andersons trail 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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Andersons Fire Trail, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government