Woodford to Glenbrook

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 Days

29.6 km One way

731 m

Hard track
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.

Maps for the Woodford to Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook bushwalking track

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

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 4 hrs 15 mins 12.3 km
2 3 hrs 56 mins 12.7 km
3 1 hr 38 mins 4.6 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 29.6 km
Time 3 Days

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


14km of this walk has short steep hills and another 6km is very steep. Whilst another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 3km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

16km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 11km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 2.5km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 320m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


21km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4.5km is clearly signposted. The remaining (4.3km) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

27km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.9km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (320m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 29km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 330m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 25km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 4.1km 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 Glenbrook walk.

Other Nearby walks

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

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Woodford to Glenbrook 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)

The Woodford to Glenbrook ends at the Glenbrook Station (gps: -33.768939, 150.62134)
Your transport options to Glenbrook 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/wtg

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 🙂