The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station

Download & Print Map and Notes

7 hrs

18.1 km One way

800 m

Hard track
The Oaks Picnic Area is the starting point for this long walk across the ridge line linking to Woodford. The Oaks Fire Trail winds its way over the hills, with many views into the surrounding valleys and bush land. This is a great walk to start extending your walking distance and stamina, while enjoying a scenic track. It does follow a management trail and is popular with mountain bike riders.

Maps for the The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station 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 The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station

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 18.1 km
Time 7 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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


11km of this walk has short steep hills and another 4km is very steep. Whilst another 3.1km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 270m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

12km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (730m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


13km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 4km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (930m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 18km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 18km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 17km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 730m 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 The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station walk starts at the The Oaks Picnic Area (gps: -33.811583, 150.56521)
Your transport options to The Oaks Picnic Area are by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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Train. (get details)

The The Oaks Picnic area to Woodford Station ends at the Woodford Station (gps: -33.735763, 150.48228)
Your transport options to Woodford Station are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
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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



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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 🙂