(0km) Faulconbridge Station → No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde
(0.41km) No. 10 Sir Henrys Pde → Int. Victory Trk and Clarinda Falls
(1.74km) Int. Victory Trk and Clarinda Falls → Clarinda Falls
(1.74km) Int. Victory Trk and Clarinda Falls → Victory Trk camping area
Victory Track camping area
(2.37km) Victory Trk camping area → Victory Trk pool
Victory Track pool
(3.24km) Victory Trk pool → No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘Sassafras Gully Rd’ sign up the stairs. The walk crosses a large creek junction and continues up the gully, passing under numerous rock overhangs. Moving away from the creek and its rocky outcrops, the walk steeply climbs the hillside. The walk comes below a rocky outcrop, which it follows around to the right, keeping the outcrop on the right (ignoring the track which leads up the outcrop). The walk comes to an unsignposted intersection with another track.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, keeping the rock outcrop to the right. The track tends left towards a house fenceline (house No. 18), which it follows to the end of Sassafras Gully Rd.
(4.92km) No. 18 Sassafras Gully Rd → Springwood Station
Maps for the Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Gully walkYou 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||1:100 000 Map Series||9030 PENRITH||9030|
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.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|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 (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
3.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.3km is very steep. The remaining (1.2km) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
3.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.6km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (900m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
Around 3.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 2.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (900m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
3.5 km Return
10.5 km Circuit
4 hrs 15 mins
This pleasent walk takes in the sights of two fantastic Blue Mountains valleys. The walk down from Springwood Station uses Magdala Gully to pass a number of waterfalls before visiting Perch Ponds. The walk then follows Glenbrook Creek valley up to Faulconbridge Station for the return home. A quiet walk with a sense of remoteness. If you want to make this an overnight walk you can camp at Perch Ponds where there is a simple bushcamp, a good introduction to overnight walking.
Total climbing: 633m
11.5 km One way
13.8 km Circuit
6 hrs 30 mins
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.
Total climbing: 693m
15.2 km One way
This walk starts out as mainly service trail to then drop into the Glenbrook Ck Valley for an overnight stay at Martins camping area. The next day the walk follows the winding bush track up the valley to Faulconbridge. In doing so the walk passes Clarinda Falls and some large pools which compliment the wonderful Glenbrook Creek.
Total climbing: 955m
23.4 km One way
Other Nearby walks
2.7 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This walk offers a diverse range of vegetation and sights along its course. Passing Martins Falls and below Martins Lookout, the walk takes in some amazing views as it climbs up and down the ridge lines, above the many creeks and gullies. A walk to test your legs and your camera.
Total climbing: 628m
13.5 km One way
This walk to Martins Falls follows the Magdala Gully down from Springwood. The valley is cool and dark, and the track is never far from water. Martins Falls are a great place to hang out for lunch, or sit and enjoy the cool of the falls from the rocks. A great walk with a lush waterfall to explore.
Total climbing: 413m
9 km Return
This is short walk to a view across Magdala Gully. The walk follows a track that leads to a the moderately large clearing behind the lookout. The view from the lookout is not as spectacular as many other lookouts in the area, but can be quite intriguing with a morning mist lifting from the valley.
Total climbing: 20m
202 m Return
This short and enjoyable walk visits a classic lower Blue Mountains view. Martin’s lookout is marked by a memorial plaque looking across to Lost World Lookout, on the other side of Glenbrook Creek. A great short walk if you are in the area or are passing through the Lower Blue Mountains.
Total climbing: 17m
180 m Return
3.1 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
1.2 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
This walk allows for a greater appreciation of the hills in the Glenbrook area. Starting with a view of the half-way point, Lost World’s Lookout, from Martin’s Lookout, you can appreciate the task ahead. The walk involves a steep descent and climb through the Glenbrook Valley. A great way to see both sides of the valley, with the unique memorial plaques on opposite sides of the valley. A great walk for the fit.
Total climbing: 504m
5.4 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
A long day walk, with a few solid hills to start, and some great views. The walk follows the St Helena Ridge, after crossing the Glenbrook Creek, then continues along The Oaks Fire Trail to Woodford Station. The the last part of the walk follows a management trail with plenty of wild flowers at the right time of year.
Total climbing: 892m
15.9 km One way
8.6 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
18.3 km One way
7 hrs 15 mins
This is a leisurely three day walk which heads along the ridges from Woodford down to Glenbrook. Features of this walk include the many great views, lush bushland, and Glenbrook Creek with Jellybean Pools. A great walk with much to offer those looking for a relaxing few days of walking.
Total climbing: 731m
29.6 km One way
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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