Edinburgh Castle Rock

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

880 m Return

87 m

Moderate track
A short walk through some dry bushland brings you to the valley views and wave rock formation of Edinburgh Castle Rock. The vegetation changes you walk down the hill through wooded forest, then heath and then onto the sandstone cliffs. A pleasant walk to a good view.

Maps for the Edinburgh Castle Rock 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.
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Edinburgh Castle Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Edinburgh Castle Rock

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 880 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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


Around 430m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 15m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 240m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 200m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 440m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 430m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 15m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 440m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 430m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 15m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Edinburgh Castle Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Edinburgh Castle Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Edinburgh Castle Rock walk starts and ends at the Corner of West St and Bate St (gps: -33.711986, 150.35767)
Your main transport option to Corner of West St and Bate St is by;
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/ecr

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 🙂