McKeown Valley walking track
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about McKeown Valley walking track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
McKeown Valley walking track is in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. To get there from Sydney:
- Take M4 Motorway, then Great Western Highway over Blue Mountains to Hartley.
- Turn off at Hartley onto Jenolan Caves Road
- It’s approximately 45 minutes from here to Jenolan Caves
Park entry points
- Jenolan Caves See on map
Parking is available at any of the 3 main carparks at Jenolan Caves. Designated disabled parking spots can be found adjacent to the Guides Office and behind Caves House. Bus parking is also available.
It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you Jenolan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Treat your mum to a lavish Mother's Day Lunch in the award-winning Chisholm's Restaurant, add in an underground concert or guided tour for a double treat.
It's a great time of year to tackle the Six Foot track; you can camp overnight before finishing up at Jenolan Caves. Caves House is a great spot to enjoy a cuppa.
Escape the heat to the undergrond world of the caves on a guided tour and finish the day wit a picnicin one of the scenic spots around the reserve.
Experience Yulefest, an annual Blue Mountains tradition when Caves House offers Christmas-style festivities.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 26°C
0°C and 10°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available in this area so you'll need to bring your own supply.
Maps and downloads
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve in the Sydney and surrounds region
This reserve is open every day from sunrise to sunset. Check the Jenolan Caves website for information about guided tours, restaurants and events.
- Jenolan Caves
1300 76 33 11 or 02 6359 3911 within Australia
+61 2 6359 3911 International
- 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves NSW 2790
- Email: email@example.com
- Jenolan Caves