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Mount Solitary walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 March 2017, 12.22pm

Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12.22pm.

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 1 Mar 2017, 5.32pm to Fri 7 Apr 2017, 5.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2017, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail and Dingo Dell campground closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to recent heavy rain. Closed areas are:

  • Dingo Dell campground
  • Kowmung River fire trail at junction of Kanangra Walls Road (in the north)
  • Kowmung River fire trail at junction of Banshea Road (in the south)

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10.44am to Fri 7 Apr 2017, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2017, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed

Due to recent  heavy rain, some trails have become very slippery  on the western side of Kanangra Walls Road in the steeper sections. To prevent deterioration of the road surface, these trails will be closed at the intersections with Kanangra Walls Road and where Morong Creek fire trail intersects with Kowmung River fire trail. Closed trails include:

  • Morong Creek fire trail
  • Boyd River fire trail
  • Mount Emperor fire trail
  • Mumbedah fire trail
  • Budthingeroo fire trail 
  • Ben Lomond fire trail, on the western side of the Hollanders River

These closures will remain in place until 6pm, Friday 31 March 2017, when road conditions will be reassessed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2017, 4.43pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Mar 2017, 10.51am

Closed areas: Areas closed - aerial pest control operations

The following areas are closed due to aerial pest control operations from 7am, Monday 27 March to 7pm, Friday 31 March 2017:

  • Kowmung River corridor from Hollanders River to Kelpie Point (Cox’s River)
  • Kowmung River fire trail
  • Kanangra wilderness walks including Katoomba to Kanangra walk, Lower Jenolan River, Kanangra Creek and Cox's River corridor
  • Coxs River corridor
  • Katoomba to Mittagong walk closed south of Cox's River
  • Colong / Billys Creek and Church Creek caves
  • Dingo Dell, Morong Falls trail, Mumbedah cycle loop and Boyd River loop
  • Scotts Main Range and Mt Cookem bushwalkers corridor
  • Limeburners Flat, Bullnigang, Millnigang and Jooriland ridges
  • Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area
  • Cedar Creek in schedule 1 closed area (including Hayes Crossing) and Kedumba River in Schedule 1 closed area (including Fern Creek, Reedy Creek and Fat and Juicy flats).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 27 Mar 2017, 4.04pm to Fri 31 Mar 2017, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Mar 2017, 5.44pm

Closed areas: Kanangra-Boyd National Park partial closure

The following areas of Kanangra-Boyd National Park are closed:

  • Kowmung River Corridor from Hollanders River to Kelpie Point (Cox’s River)
  • Kowmung River fire trail.
  • Kanangra Wilderness walks including Katoomba to Kanangra walk, Lower Jenolan River, Kanangra Creek and Cox's River corridor.
  • Coxs River corridor
  • Katoomba to Mittagong walk south of Coxs River
  • Colong/Billys Creek and Church Creek Caves
  • Dingo Dell, Morong Falls trail, Mumbedah Cycle loop and Boyd River loop.
  • Scotts Main Range and Mount Cookem bushwalkers corridor
  • Limeburners Flat, Bullnigang, Millnigang and Jooriland Ridges.
  • Tonalli Tablelands and Broken Rock Range area
  • Cedar Creek in schedule 1 closed area (including Hayes Crossing), Kedumba River in Schedule 1 closed area (including Fern creek, Reedy creek and Fat and Juicy flats).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2.03pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday from 9am –  4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 17 Mar 2017, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 12.22pm

Safety alerts: Wet weather safety

Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.

For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday, 9am – 4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2016, 12.16pm to Wed 12 Apr 2017, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 10.58am

Closed areas: Kanangra Boyd northern section fire trail closures

Due to wet weather, Beefsteak Creek, K-Range, Gibraltar Rocks and Waterfall Creek fire trails are closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2017, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Mar 2017, 9.56am

Safety alerts: Victoria Falls Road access

Due to roadworks on the Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria, vehicle access into Victoria Falls Road may not always be possible. For further information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Mar 2017, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Rodriguez Pass

Due to recent high winds, there are a number of large trees across Rodriguez Pass, between Govetts Leap and Junction Rock. NPWS staff will be working from today to clear the track. This work may take several days to complete. Walkers are advised to avoid this area until work is completed.

For further information, please phone Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 from Monday to Sunday, 9am–4.30pm.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2016, 11.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Dec 2016, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura

Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 12 Aug 2016, 3.17pm to Fri 28 Apr 2017, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Sep 2016, 2.11pm

Other planned events: Grand Canyon track - under construction (Evans section)

Grand Canyon track immediately below Evans lookout will be under construction Monday to Friday each week. The track is open to visitors, however be aware of the following:

  • Expect delays
  • Minor detours will be in place
  • Be careful of uneven surfaces and trips
  • Construction materials will be on the track.

Evans lookout and carpark, Loop carpark and Neates Glen carpark are unaffected. Access to the Grand Canyon and Rodriguez Pass is unaffected. For further information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed parks: No public access permitted

Upper Nepean State Conservation Area is entirely within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area (Water Catchment). There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/mount-solitary-walking-track/local-alerts

Park info

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Mount Solitary Walking Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government