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Red Hands Cave walking track - Blue Mountains National Park

Glenbrook area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Red Hands Cave walking track - Blue Mountains National Park.

Track grading

Features of this track


8km loop


1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Gentle hills


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Red Hands Cave walking track, starts at the causeway, in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    • Turn off Great Western Highway at Glenbrook on to Ross Street
    • Turn on to Burfitt Street, which becomes Bruce Road
    • Park at the national park entry station, or continue past the park entry gate to the carpark on the southern side of Glenbrook causeway. There's no parking at the causeway.
    • The track starts at the causeway.


    • Parking is available at Glenbrook entry station, the Blue Pools and Jellybean Pools carparks or south of the causeway.
    • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


    Toilets are located at Red Hands Cave carpark.

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    Safety messages

    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 Plus 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    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.

    Red Hands Cave walking track - Blue Mountains National Park

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