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Murphys trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

A great trail for walking and cycling, Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford offers waterfalls, swimming and camping in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
18km
Time suggested
6hrs
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, snacks, suitable clothing
Please note

  • It's a good idea to check out the Think Before You Trek website if you're planning to hike the trail, and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Murphys fire trail can become boggy when it rains.
  • If you’re driving, please note there’s no vehicle access from Ingar campground to Woodford.

From Wentworth Falls this picturesque trail highlights pristine bushland in the central part of Blue Mountains National Park. Choose to mountain bike or walk along Murphys trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford. With great campgrounds, magical waterfalls and unique Aboriginal sites along the way, it’s the perfect nature getaway for adventurous cyclists or walkers.

Starting on Ingar firetail, you’ll wind through unspoilt heath and open forest for 9km. At the intersection with Bedford Creek fire trail, there’s an optional detour to Ingar campground where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and picnic lunch.

From Bedford fire trail it’s a steep descent to Bedford Creek where forest gives way to rainforest and inviting waterholes. Joining Murphys fire trail, there’s an optional detour to the tall forests at Murphys Glen campground.

The ride to Woodford takes in open heath with views across the lower mountains towards Sydney and the Cumberlain Plain.

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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.
  • More
    • 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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Murphy's Fire Trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government