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Mount Banks Summit walk

Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Banks Summit walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2 - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2.4km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Mount Banks Summit walk is in the Mount Wilson area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

  • From Richmond, drive west on the Bells Line of Road.
  • About 10km past Mount Tomah, take the signposted turnoff to Mount Banks picnic area.
  • Follow the unsealed road for 1km to the parking area, where the walk starts.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Mount Banks picnic area. It can be a busy place on weekends, so parking might be limited.

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Safety messages

  • Keep well back from cliff edges at all times, especially when taking photos.
  • There are no fences in this area so please take care and stay on marked tracks.
  • Weather in the Mount Banks area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Mount Banks Summit walk

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View of Grose Valley from Mount Banks carpark, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH