bald head

bald head


Info

walking distance: 7.3 km
duration: 4:18 h
walking: 2:08 h
elevation diff: 494 m
location: Blue Mountains
driving distance: 103 km
driving time: 1:30 h
water available: no
parking: -33.6088,150.3258


gps tracks

Total distance: 7505 m
Max elevation: 1043 m
Min elevation: 898 m
Total climbing: 535 m
Total time: 04:18:11
Download file: 21-01-01-bald-head.gpx

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Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Glenbrook causeway closed due to impacts from recent flood
Glenbrook Causeway is closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Friday 5 April to Friday 19 April 2024 inclusive, due to impacts from recent flooding.
Please note the following areas are also closed:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout
 
Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed
Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather causing subsidence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk.
  • Giant Stairs, Federal Pass, Furber Steps to Scenic World will remain closed while landslide assessments are undertaken. 
  • Fern Bower, Amphitheatre and Leura Forest Tracks are closed due to multiple landslides and damage.
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Solitary Loop and Federal Pass west of Scenic World are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to subsidence. Detour is in place.
  • Sections of Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Prince Henry picnic area and Scenic World from Tuesday 9 April to end of June 2024 for track maintenance. Follow detour on Cliff Drive. 
  • Bridal Veil View lookout and track (Leura) are closed from Wednesday 10 April for maintenance.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Gordon Falls picnic area and Elysian Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed between Fern Bower track and Echo Tree & Flat Rock lookout, due to a landslide. Please use Cliff Drive as short detour. 
  • Part of Lindeman Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. Roberts Pass is closed due to rockfall and landslide hazards.   
  • The six foot track is affected by multiple road closures.
Wentworth Falls and Woodford 
  • Part of Undercliff Track (part of Grand Cliff Top Walk) is closed betwen Princes Rock and Fletchers Lookout due to a landslide. 
  • Valley of the Waters track is closed below Sylvia Falls. There is no access to Roberts Pass, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls or Wentworth Falls from Valley of the Waters.
  • Charles Darwin walk (part of the Grand Cliff Top walk) is closed between Fletcher Street and Weeping Rock. Detours are in place to provide directions to Wentworth Falls Picnic Area. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Part of National Pass (west of Wentworth Falls middle crossing) is closed due to major landslide. 
  • Wentworth Pass and Slack Stairs are closed due to multiple landslides.
  • Kedumba Valley Road will be closed until 8th May 2024 for road repairs - open to pedestrians over weekends. Kedumba campground is closed until the 8th May 2024, including weekends.
Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
  • There is no vehicle access to Dunphy's Camping Area and Wild Dog Mountains track heads due to a major landslide on Megalong Road.
  • Williams Track (Govetts descent) and Rodriguez Pass are closed due to rockfalls and landslides. Entry is not permitted due to serious risk of injury or death.
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve, lookouts and walking track are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information. Pulpit Rock walking track from Popes Glen is open as far as the NPWS boundary (as shown on Google maps).
Adventure Recreation, canyons, abseiling and rock climbing
  • Some adventure recreation areas and routes are specifically closed where the access or exit road/track is mentioned above.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks and Singles Track closed due to storm impacts
Woodford Oaks Track and Singles Track are both closed due to recent storm impacts.
  • Staff will assess the track conditions Friday 19 April, and reopen as soon as possible.
 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Hazard reduction burns: Red Hand Cave HR
There is a fire in this park called Red Hand Cave HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4720-6200

Safety alerts: Remote walking track conditions
Remote routes within the Kanangra Wilderness Area including Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) trail have been impacted by heavy fire regrowth and flood damage.
In some places, tracks are no longer visible and are not easy to navigate, taking longer to traverse than expected. Limited to zero water sources are currently available along routes.
If you plan to walk in the area, please ensure you have an appropriate level of experience, navigation skills and equipment including Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). 
Mobile reception is limited so alternative communication methods are strongly recommended.
For more information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Pass
Kedumba River campground and Kedumba Valley Road on Kedumba Pass will be closed until the end of April 2024.
This closure is due to major road maintenance on Kedumba Valley Road (Kedumba Pass). For further information, contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Red Hands Cave walking track - Partial opening
Red Hands Cave walking track (also known as Campfire Creek walking track) is undergoing a partial closure until May 2024, for extensive flood damage repairs.
Repairs are underway for the lower section between Link track and Red Hands Cave through the gully. This pathway will be closed until May 2024. 
The rest of Link track and Red Hands Cave/Campfire Creek walking track is open, with access now available all the way from Red Hands Cave through to the causeway.
Red Hands Cave remains open to the public during this time, with vehicle access via the roadway and carpark.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Six Foot track - Bowtells Bridge closure
Bowtells swing bridge on Six Foot track is closed to protect public safety. An upgrade is being planned and the bridge is expected to reopen in May 2024. Signs and barriers are in place to prevent access onto the bridge.
Crown Lands, which manages the bridge, is advising track users not to attempt to cross Coxs River. Any attempts to cross the river are at your own risk and are discouraged due to the potential for slips or falls, rainfall and risk of flash flooding.
For further information visit the Six Foot track website.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Wednesday 1 May 2024 in the following areas:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley area)
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.



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