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Woodford – Oaks trail

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Cycling the Woodford – Oaks trail offers dazzling scenic views, heath and delightful picnicking near Glenbrook, in Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
27km one-way
Time suggested
3hrs 30min
Grade
Medium
Opening times

Woodford - Oaks trail, in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park, is:

  • Open 8:30am – 6pm (Monday – Sunday)
  • Open 8:30am – 7pm (Daylight Savings)
  • Please note: cyclists and walkers have 24hr access
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as this cycling trail can become boggy when it rains.
  • Drinking water is available just inside the gate to this trail, at a tap installed by NPWS. Please use this tap to fill your water bottles rather than the neighbours’ garden taps.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.

For an invigorating ride or walk that will work your muscles and clear your head, try Woodford - Oaks trail in Blue Mountains National Park. The track leads from Woodford to Glenbrook and makes a great day out in the mountains for friends or family looking for heart pumping adventure and fresh mountain air.

Take in the expansive scenic views as the medium trail winds through heath, gradually giving way to open forest. Arriving at The Oaks picnic area, named for the nearby casuarinas, enjoy a well-earned lunch. From here, the track continues as a dedicated cycle track with a steep ride up Glenbrook Gorge to the station.

In the warmer months, the aroma of wildflowers and eucalypts mingle to create a heady perfume. It’s also a very popular track for cyclists and runners, and attracts over 850 participants for the annual Woodford to Glenbrook Classic.

Take a virtual tour of Woodford – Oaks 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.
  • 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
    More
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Hanging rock, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan