Mount Hay Road - Leura
Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Mount Hay Road, near Leura, is an unsealed mountain bike ride and driving route offering scenic views and wildflowers of the Grose Wilderness, in Blue Mountains National Park.
- Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
- 32km return
- Time suggested
- What to
- Drinking water, sunscreen, suitable clothing, snacks, bike repair kit
- Please note
- The return distance includes the 4.5km section between Leura Train Station and the national park boundary.
- Drivers please watch for cyclists and take care on the road.
- You'll need to leave your bike at the carpark if you plan to take the 4km return walk to Mount Hay summit. Bring a bike chain and lock, plus walking shoes.
- It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form before you set out. Bring a topographic map and compass or GPS.
Leading to the edge of the renowned Grose Wilderness, Mount Hay Road is an unsealed road ideally suited for mountain biking and car touring. Packed with walking tracks, wildflowers and breathtaking views, it’s a great day out in Blue Mountains National Park.
From Leura Train Station it's 4.5km to the national park boundary, then follow the unsealed road around 11.5km to the end, where you'll reach Mount Hay summit walk carpark. With several steep sections, it’s generally an easy ride across the sandstone plateau. As the light filters through the canopy of scribbly gums overhead, you might glimpse the distinctive giant dragonfly, unique to this area. Along the clifftops, rare pink flannel flowers, which germinate after fire, create a carpet of vivid colour.
Arriving at the end of Mount Hay Road, you can leave your bike and walk a short section of the Mount Hay summit walking track to marvel at the majestic gorge views across the Grose Valley to Mount Banks. Unpack a picnic for a well-deserved lunch before the next adventure begins. You can also stretch your legs along Lockleys Pylon walking track, which starts from Mount Hay Road.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.