20 mins

522 m Return

39 m

Hard track
This short, pleasant walk, starts close to the Glenbrook entrance of the Blue Mountains National Park. The walk follows a staircase and track down to Blue Pool. The blue colouring of the water can vary in intensity, depending on water and weather conditions. A popular swimming hole, this creek is particularly dangerous after rain, take care when swimming.

Maps for the Blue Pool Track 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.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Blue Pool Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blue Pool Track

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 522 m
Time 20 mins

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 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


150m of this walk is very steep and another 65m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (50m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 260m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 260m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 260m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 260m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 210m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 50m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blue Pool Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blue Pool Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blue Pool Track walk starts and ends at the Blue Pool car park (gps: -33.777186, 150.61851)
Your transport options to Blue Pool car park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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/bpt

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 🙂