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Six Foot track

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park


A challenging 3-day hike, Six Foot track winds from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, passing through Blue Mountains National Park and state forests. This walk is managed by Crown Land.

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
46km one-way
Time suggested
3 days
Trip Intention Form

It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.

If you're planning to loan a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.

What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, compass, personal locator beacon, sleeping bag, sturdy shoes, topographic map, tent
Please note
  • This walk is managed by the Department of Primary Industry - Crown Land. For more information visit the Six Foot track website.
  • Check the weather before you set out as Six Foot track can become boggy when it rains.

Looking for an exhilarating adventure that will give your mind and body a hard yet exhilarating workout? The dynamic Six Foot track packs it all into a three-day hike for enthusiastic bushwalkers. Winding through state forests and Blue Mountains National Park, this historic track takes in heritage sites, heath, woodlands, and rainforest, with several opportunities for excellent overnight camping.

Following an 1884 heritage horse track, this challenging walk starts near Katoomba, passing cascading waterfalls and wild rivers into the Megalong Valley and village, before crossing a unique swing bridge, climbing the range, and arriving at Jenolan Caves.

At night, cook up a hearty meal and enjoy some stargazing before falling asleep to the sounds of the bush. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like completing the entire walk, shorter sections can be undertaken.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton
Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government