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Blue Pool Track
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.1 km WSW of Penrith
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This short, pleasant walk, starts close to the Glenbrook entrance of the Blue Mountains National Park. The walk follows a staircase and track down to Blue Pool. The blue colouring of the water can vary in intensity, depending on water and weather conditions. A popular swimming hole, this creek is particularly dangerous after rain, take care when swimming. (open in app)


There are closures in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Blue Pool Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Blue Pool Track
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Blue Pool car park
Int. Blue Pool car park and Bruce Rd access trks
Int. Blue Pool and Glenbrook Gorge trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Blue Pool car park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-90303N 
 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Blue Pool car park
 
Blue Pool car park +
 
On the track to Blue Pool
 
On the track to Blue Pool +
 
Steps down from Blue Pool car park
 
Steps down from Blue Pool car park +

 
Bushland surrounds the steps to Blue Pool
 
Bushland surrounds the steps to Blue Pool +
 
Bush tracks near Blue Pool
 
Bush tracks near Blue Pool +
 
Rock walls in bushland near Blue Pool Track
 
Rock walls in bushland near Blue Pool Track +

 
Track crossing Glenbrook Creek below Blue Pool
 
Track crossing Glenbrook Creek below Blue Pool +
 
Branch below Blue Pool
 
Branch below Blue Pool +
 
Blue Pool
 
Blue Pool +

 
Blue Pool reflections
 
Blue Pool reflections +
 
Track near Blue Pool
 
Track near Blue Pool +
 
Track up to the road from Blue Pool
 
Track up to the road from Blue Pool +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Blue Pool Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Blue Pool Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blue Pool Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Blue Pool Track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 520m
Time 20 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
150m of this walk is very steep and another 65m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (50m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 260m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 260m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 260m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 260m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 210m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 50m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the bus to Blue Pool car park
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Blue Pool car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Blue Pool car park to Blue Pool
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 261 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -33 m
From the car park, the walk heads away from the road, following the direction of the 'Blue Pool' sign down the bush track. The track winds down the hill and over a small footbridge, to an un-signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill, via many bush steps. The walk then continues, with the creek to the left of the track, to an un-signposted intersection (where another track continues along the base of the cliffs).
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk keeps the water to the left as the track meanders below the cliffs for a very short time, to the bank of Blue Pool.

Catch the bus from Blue Pool car park
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Blue Pool car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 1.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 4.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 5.4 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7.5 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 8.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Blue Pool Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Blue Pool Track
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 5 km (to the NNE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 26 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
45 km (to the E)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 50 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 48 minutes ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Late shower or two.
Late shower or two.
14.9°C (feels like 16.4°)
0 km/h from the CALM
99% humidity     (as at 02/04:30am)
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Thursday 2nd of April 2015 03:00 AM
CLOSED AREAS
Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 open seven days 9am to 4.30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Grand Canyon helicopter operation Thursday 2 April - Grand Canyon track (Ends Friday 3 April)

Further to our closure of part of the Grand Canyon on Wednesday 1 April, the following section of track will be closed on Thursday 2 April, weather permitting.
Closed
  • Neates Glen to 'The Tunnel' section of the Grand Canyon walking track
Open
  • Access to the Grand Canyon via Evans Lookout only – return by same route
  • Access to Grose Valley remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Three Sisters walking track closure
National Parks & Wildlife Service are continuing works on the Three Sisters Walking Track between Echo Point and the Three Sisters. This is a major upgrade of this popular track, improving facilities for visitors. The next stage of works requires that access to the Three Sisters and the Giant Stairway be closed while new lookout structures are constructed and track works are underway. From March 16 the following attractions are closed:
  • The Giant Stairway is closed. No exit possible from Federal Pass to Three Sisters.
  • Lady Game lookout and Honeymoon Bridge are closed. There is no walking track access to the Three Sisters.
  • Three Sisters Track remains closed from Echo Point
Works will be ongoing for the next 3 months. The following alternative attractions are open:
  • Echo Point lookout with all views of the Three Sisters
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk to Leura. Diversions will be in place.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk towards Scenic World and Katoomba Falls.
Thank you for your patience while works are underway. We regret this closure is unavoidable during the Easter holiday period due to the nature and timetable of the works. Safety of our visitors is our priority. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Federal Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Three Sisters - Honeymoon Bridge, Echo Point to Scenic World via Giant Stairway
Waratah Native Gardens
Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens and picnic area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines
Waratah Native Gardens Picnic Area closed for maintenance
Waratah Native Gardens Picnic Area is closed for maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience. .Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Hawkesbury Area office on (02)4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS
Hazard reduction burn (Ends Monday 6 April)

The Broken Rock Range, Axehead Mountain Ridge Walk & Scotts Main Range (Yerranderie to Butchers Creek) will be closed to the public from Sunday 29 March to Sunday 5 April 2015 due to hazard reduction burning being carried out in the area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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