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Wentworth Falls to Woodford via Ingar campground

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Wentworth Falls to Woodford is a long mountain bike ride or overnight hike through heath and woodland in Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy a picnic or stay overnight by the natural waterhole at Ingar campground.

Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
19km one-way
Time suggested
3-4 hr
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, snacks, suitable clothing, bike repair kit, helmet, personal locator beacon, tent
Please note
  • For an easier day walk or ride, it's around 11km each way to Ingar campground.
  • Bedfords Creek trail is recommended for experienced, well-prepared riders who are extremely fit.
  • You'll need to carry in all your equipment if you plan to camp at Ingar or Murphys Glen campground.
  • If starting from Wentworth Falls Station, it's a 4km ride via Great Western Highway and Tableland Rd to Queen Elizabeth Drive, where this route starts.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Some navigation may be required.
  • Riders, please give way to walkers.

Looking for an overnight hike, bike-packing adventure or day ride in Blue Mountains National Park? This walking and mountain bike trail heads into remote bushland atop the Kings Tableland plateau between Wentworth Falls and Woodford.

Set out along the undulating Ingar trail, which winds through heath and open forest. At the junction with Bedford Creek trail turn left to continue along the trail for around 700m to Ingar campground and picnic area. This scenic spot is set beside a natural waterhole, surrounded by rock. It’s a good spot to enjoy lunch and a refreshing swim, or pitch your tent and camp overnight.

From Ingar campground you can return the way you came, or continue to Woodford along Bedford Creek trail. There’s a steep descent to Bedford Creek, where the forest gives way to rainforest and an inviting creek. It’s then a hard climb out to join Murphys trail.

At the junction with Murphys trail, turn left and follow Murphys trail and Bedford Road north to Woodford Station. In spring, the open heath is bursting with wildflowers. Or you can turn right at Murphys trail for an optional detour downhill to the tall forests at Murphys Glen campground.

Take a virtual tour of Wentworth Falls to Woodford via Ingar campground 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
Murphy's Fire Trail - Wentworth Falls to Woodford, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government