Furber Steps-Scenic Railway

1 hr 15 mins

869 m Circuit

46 m

Hard track
This popular walk descends into the Jamison Valley, passing great views of Mt Solitary and Katoomba Falls. Be sure to allow time to explore as many of the side trips as possible as these are just amazing (especially the cascading water at Katoomba Falls). To save the walk back up the hill, take a ride on the Scenic Railway (make sure you get there before the last train at 4:50pm).

Maps for the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Six Foot Track 1:50 000 Map Series Six Foot Track NSW-six-foot-track
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 869 m
Time 1 hr 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


420m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 330m is very steep. Whilst another 300m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 120m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

660m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 450m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 40m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and the remaining 15m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 1.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 50m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 940m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 230m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 70m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walk starts and ends at the Scenic World (gps: -33.728585, 150.30096)
Your transport options to Scenic World are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/fstsrc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)