Reids Plateau Loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

20 mins

352 m Circuit

29 m

Moderate track
This walk starts near Katoomba Kiosk, opposite Katoomba Park, on Cliff Drive. The walk heads through the bush, on a well established track, out to Reids Plateau. The loop around Reids Plateau explores several lookouts and the bush through the area. There are a couple of short side trips out to extra lookouts, including one that passes through a natural tunnel. Reids Plateau Picnic area has a few picnic tables, shelter, and a great view making a great spot for a picnic lunch.

Maps for the Reids Plateau Loop 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 Reids Plateau Loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Reids Plateau Loop

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 352 m
Time 20 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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, 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


Around 220m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 140m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 200m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 150m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 180m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 170m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 350m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 350m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 300m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 50m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Reids Plateau Loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Reids Plateau Loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Reids Plateau Loop walk starts and ends at the Katoomba Falls Kiosk (gps: -33.726453, 150.304)
Your transport options to Katoomba Falls Kiosk 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 🙂