Woodford to Faulconbridge

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 Days

23.4 km One way

955 m

Experienced only
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.* 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 Woodford to Faulconbridge 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
Jamison 1:25 000 Map Series 89302N JAMISON NSW-89302N
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Woodford to Faulconbridge bushwalking track

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

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 6 hrs 7 mins 16.8 km
2 3 hrs 7 mins 7.8 km

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 23.4 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 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


16km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.8km is very steep. Whilst another 2.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 1.1km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

11km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 10km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. Whilst another 1.1km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 960m follows a rough unclear track.


10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 10km has minimal directional signs. Whilst another 2.5km is clearly signposted and the remaining 960m Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 23km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 23km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


12km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (2.5km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

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

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Woodford to Faulconbridge walk starts at the Woodford Station (gps: -33.735763, 150.48228)
Your transport options to Woodford Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Train. (get details)

The Woodford to Faulconbridge ends at the Faulconbridge Station (gps: -33.69662, 150.53487)
Your transport options to Faulconbridge Station 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wtf

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 🙂