Hay Monolith

1 Hr

2 km Circuit

102 m

Moderate track
This walk follows the exposed ridges of the Mt Hay area, taking in an interesting array of low heath, wildflowers and insects which add to the surrounding scenery. The track rounds the Hay Monolith, a large mass of rock that stands alone. An optional side trip offers views over the cliffs and to the prominent Lockley Pylon.

Maps for the Hay Monolith 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
Mount Wilson 1:25 000 Map Series 89301N MOUNT WILSON NSW-89301N
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Hay Monolith bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hay Monolith

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 2 km
Time 1 Hr

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, 2km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 2km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Hay Monolith walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Hay Monolith walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Hay Monolith walk starts and ends at the Mt Hay car park (gps: -33.629907, 150.40203)
Your main transport option to Mt Hay 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/hm

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 :)