Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 Days

33.8 km Circuit

2863 m

Experienced only
On this 3 day walk you will explore some remote areas around the Kedumba Valley, and some of the most famous spots in the Blue Mountains. The walks starts at Scenic World to head down Furber Steps and follow the Federal pass past the Scenic Railway, the land slide, to an optional side trip up Ruined Castle. The walk then climbs steeply up to Mount Solitary to stay the night. The next day the walk heads steeply down to cross the Kedumba River then follows the trail through the valley to stay near Leura Creek. Day three brings you back to the federal pass, the up the Giant Stair case, past the Thee Sisters and some grand lookouts back to the start of the walk.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit 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
Jamison 1:25 000 Map Series 89302N JAMISON NSW-89302N
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 5 hrs 48 mins 12.1 km
2 6 hrs 24 mins 14.8 km
3 4 hrs 27 mins 8.9 km

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 33.8 km
Time 3 Days

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


13km of this walk is very steep and another 12km has short steep hills. Whilst another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps and a 2.6km section is very steep with difficult rock scrambles. The remaining 1.2km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

13km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 8km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and a 3km section follows a rough unclear track. The remaining 2.3km follows a smooth and hardened path.


16km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 11km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 3.6km Has no directional signs and the remaining 3.6km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

14km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 8km requires some bushwalking experience. Whilst another 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience and the remaining 4.8km requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience.


13km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety and another 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation). Whilst another 10km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety and the remaining 450m forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety.


14km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 11km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). Whilst another 4.8km has no facilities provided and the remaining 4.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Solitary and Kedumba Valley Circuit 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



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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 🙂