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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 closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
  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
Click to re-center search
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
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
Clear.
Clear.
19.1°C (feels like 11.8°)
28 km/h from the N (gusting 35)
27% humidity     (as at 31/06:35pm)
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 31st of July 2014 07:00 PM
CLOSED AREAS
Claustral Canyon access change
Access to Claustral Canyon via the previous route across private land at Mt Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mt Tomah residents and avoid using private land.
Alternative access from the west side of Mt Bell has been identified. For details please contact the NPWS Heritage Centre, phone 02 4787 8877; open seven days 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Fire affected areas remain closed
Canyons previously closed after last summer’s wildfires are now open
NPWS is conducting risk assessments of fire affected areas in an effort to re-open sites to the public as soon as possible. Until assessments and/or required work is completed, the following areas remain closed:
  • Pierces Pass walking track (picnic area and road open)
  • Mt Banks walking and cycling track
  • Track to Victoria Falls (picnic area and road open)
  • Victoria Falls to Burra Korrain and Blue Gum walking track
 Please continue to check the website for further updates, as re-openings will be posted on a regular basis.

Locations affected: Mount Banks Summit walk, Mount Banks Road cycle route, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track
Oaks Firetrail will be closed 2nd and 3rd August 2014 (Ends Sunday 3 August)

The Oaks Fire Trail will be closed to bicycles and vehicles from the turn off to Euroka on 2nd and 3rd August 2014 due to the Maximum Adventure event being held in the park.
The road to Red Hands Cave, and Nepean Lookout will  also be closed.
 
Locations affected: Jack Evans walking track, Glenbrook - Nepean lookout, Woodford – Oaks trail
Overcliff track - Wentworth Falls - Overcliff-Undercliff track
The Overcliff Track between Lyrebird and Breakfast Point lookouts remains closed due to storm damage.
The Waratah Native Gardens
The Waratah Native Gardens precinct of Blue Mountains National Park will be closed to the public from Monday 30 June until Tuesday 4 August 2014 due to major landslip event occurring across the Gorge Walking Track – a full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The precinct will be closed at the Valley Ridges Road Berambing entry gate (west of Bilpin).
 

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