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Woodford Station to Murphys Glen campground

Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Drive or mountain bike Murphys Road from Woodford Station to Murphys Glen campground. Enjoy bush camping, picnicking, birdwatching, and short walks in this quiet area of Blue Mountains National Park.

Where
Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
14km return
Price
Free
Please note
  • Allow 2-3 hours if cycling the 14km return route from Woodford Station.
  • It's 3km from the station to the park boundary, then 4km to the campground.
  • There's a steep descent into Murphys Glen campground. 
  • Drivers please watch out for bike riders and walkers.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Murphys Road may close at short notice, due to wet weather or fire conditions.

This tranquil 4WD and mountain bike route leads along Bedford and Murphys Roads from Woodford Station to Murphys Glen campground. Easily accessed from the Great Western Highway, it's a great nature escape in Blue Mountains National Park.

The unsealed road travels through unspoilt heathland and along a narrow ridge top with scenic views across Cumberland Plain. You might be sharing the track with swamp wallabies and goannas so keep an eye out. As the road descends into Murphys Glen campground, the heath gives way to majestic tall forest of blue gums and turpentine. Whether you're camping overnight or simply stopping for a picnic, be sure to stretch your legs on the nearby walks to a natural waterhole or Murphys lookout.

Spring is a great time to visit as the seemingly harsh landscape, as the 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 Woodford to Murphys Glen trail captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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
Murphys fire trail - Woodford to Murphys Glen campfround, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton