Faulconbridge to Blaxland

2 Days

15.2 km One way

693 m

Experienced only
This two-day walk, or very solid one-day walk, takes you from station to station, through lush, scenic forest in the lower Blue Mountains. The walk follows the upper section of Glenbrook Creek most of the way to Blaxland, with a venture over the St Helena Ridge to add some views. An enjoyable two-day walk exploring the diverse range of gully and rocky ridge-top environments in the lower Blue Mountains.* 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 Faulconbridge to Blaxland 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.
Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series 90304S SPRINGWOOD NSW-90304S
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Faulconbridge to Blaxland bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Faulconbridge to Blaxland

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 15.2 km
Time 2 Days

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 4.3km is very steep. Whilst another 4.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 530m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

7km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 6km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.4km follows a rough unclear track and a 940m section follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 6km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 2.3km is clearly signposted and the remaining 1.1km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

14km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (110m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 14km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 4.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). Whilst another 2.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and the remaining 100m has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Faulconbridge to Blaxland walk starts at the Faulconbridge Station (gps: -33.69662, 150.53487)
Your transport options to Faulconbridge Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Faulconbridge to Blaxland ends at the Blaxland Station (gps: -33.743785, 150.60987)
Your transport options to Blaxland Station are by;
Train. (get details)
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/ftb

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 :)