30 mins

1 km Return

46 m

Moderate track
The walk to the summit of Flat Top is a very short climb. A treat awaits at the summit, with a near-360 degree view of the surrounding valleys, including the Grose Valley. There are also great views to other features including Mt Hay and Lockley Pylon. The walk and mountain itself may be short, but the views are spectacular and well worth exploring.

Maps for the Flat Top 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Flat Top bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Flat Top

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 1 km
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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, 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


This whole walk, 510m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 510m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 510m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 510m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 510m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 510m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Flat Top walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Flat Top walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Flat Top walk starts and ends at the Flat Top car park (gps: -33.651867, 150.36963)
Your main transport option to Flat Top car park is by;
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/ft

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 🙂