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Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    6 - 8hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    16km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track is in the Blackheath-Mount Wilson areas of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

  • From Bells Line Road, turn on to Pierces Pass Road between Mount Wilson Road and Mount Banks Road
  • Continue along Pierces Pass Road to the end.


Parking is available at Pierces Pass. When parking in remote areas, don’t forget to lock your car and ensure you take all your valuables with you.

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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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track

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