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Mount Hay summit walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Hay summit walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    2 - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    4.5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Mount Hay summit walking track, in Blue Mountains National Park, is accessed from north Leura. To get there:

  • Leura train station is 600m from Mount Hay Road.
  • If driving, take the Great Western Highway and take the Leura Mall exit
  • Turn right at the roundabout and take the highway overpass
  • Turn right onto Britain Street, then left on to Mount Hay Road
  • It's 4km to the park boundary then 11.4km to the carpark at the end of the unsealed road.

Road conditions

  • Check conditions before you set out as Mount Hay Road can be rough, boggy and potholed.
  • While 2WD vehicles can access Mount Hay Road in dry weather, 4WD vehicles are recommended, especially after rain.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at the end of Mount Hay Road, where this walking track starts.

By bike

  • The unsealed route along Mount Hay Road is a popular cycling trail. Please stay on the designated road.
  • You'll need to bring a bike chain, lock, and walking shoes if you plan to visit Lockleys Pylon walking track or Mount Hay summit walking track.

Facilities

  • There are no toilets in this part of the national park. The nearest public toilets are at Leura Station or Leura Mall.
  • There are no bins so please take all rubbish out of the park with you

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Safety messages

  • Please stay on designated tracks and keep well back from cliff edges.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and footing at all times, especially when taking photos.

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

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 Hay summit walking track

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Wildflowers and heathland along Mount Hay summit walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH.