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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Track notes



Alerts

Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Glenbrook causeway closed due to flooding
Glenbrook causeway is closed due to flooding from recent rain. There is no pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle access.
The causeway will be assessed daily and will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe.
Please note: Jellybean Pool, Blue Pool, and Glenbrook Gorge track remain open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Shaws Ridge fire trail closed for track work
Shaws Ridge fire trail is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
The Shaws Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Blue Gum Swamp, Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge trails remain open for visitors Monday-Friday.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Safety alerts: Forecasted heavy rainfall
Due to recent and forecast heavy rainfall, visitors should be prepared. Creeks and rivers may become impassable. Canyons will be hazardous.
Extended rainfall increases the risk of road subsidence, landslides, rockfall and treefall. Incidents can occur without notice but are most commonly observed on steep slopes below cliff lines.
Visitors should consider weather when planning activities. Tracks and roads can be closed at short notice

Closed areas: Areas closed due to road closure
Access to parts of southern Blue Mountains National Park via Oberon - Colong Stock Route is closed until further notice due to flooding on Oberon – Colong Stock Route. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. The Oberon – Colong Stock Route has been closed by Wollondilly Council. For more information, visit the Wollondilly Council alerts. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Closed areas: Empress Canyon weekday closure
Empress Canyon will be closed on weekdays only, from Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Thursday 27 October 2022.
This is to allow repair and stabilisation work to be carried out on Lilians track, above the canyon.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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 sudsibence hazards, major landslides or infrastructure upgrades. 
The following areas are closed:
Katoomba and Leura

  • Mt Hay Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Honeymoon Bridge is closed due to rockfall risk
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout are closed due to major upgrades.
  • Lone Lyrebird track is closed between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to major subsidence.  Detour in place.
  • Lillian's Bridge track is closure from Inspiration Point track to Lillians Bridge due to major upgrades. 
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk is closed between Echo Point and Cliff View lookout due to major upgrades.
  • Lady Darley track is closed due to major upgrades on Prince Henry.
  • Amphitheatre track is closed due to track repairs.
  • Glenraphael Drive is closed due to major subsidence. Narrow Neck and Golden Stairs are accessible to pedestrians and cyclists from Narrow Neck lookout on Cliff Drive
  • Ruined Castle & Mount Solitary walking routes are closed due to subsidence.
  • Six Foot Track is closed from Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley. 
  • Linderman's Pass is closed due to a major landslide below Gladstone lookout. 
Wentworth Falls
  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • 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.
  • Empress Canyon is closed weekdays only from Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 27 October while repair and stabilisation work is being undertaken on Lilian's track, above the canyon.
  • Charles Darwin walk is closed where it traverses Council managed land due to upgrades. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • National Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Wentworth Pass is closed due to landslide.
  • Conservation Hut, carpark and Valley of Waters Picnic Area is closed due to major upgrades (opening late October). Detours in place. 
  • Kedumba Valley Road is closed south of intersection with Sublime Point fire trail due to subsidence. 
  • Kedumba River campground closed due to subsidence on the access road.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road
  • Braeside, Point Pilcher, Hathill, Victoria Falls, Mt Banks and Pierces Pass Roads are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect the road surface.
  • Govetts Leap lookout and picnic area are closed  for major upgrade work (opening February 2023)
  • Evans lookout is closed for major upgrade work (opening late October 2022)
  • Grose Valley & Govetts Gorge access routes are closed including Horse track, Rodriguez Pass (Bridal Veil Falls) and Burra Korain  to Acacia Flat due to landslides. 
  • Braeside walking track is closed due to upgrades.
  • Grose River Track is closed from Blue Gum Forest to Victoria Falls.  
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout are closed. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Perrys Lookdown camping area is closed.
  • Acacia Flat camping area closed to Monday 10th October due to heavy rainfall
Woodford
  • Bedford Road and Murphy's Glen camping area are closed to vehicles due to slippery conditions and to protect road surface.
Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook
  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 28 October 2022
Canyons and rock climbing
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Ingar Road partial closure
There is no access vehicle or pedestrian access to the section of Ingar Road past the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Please do not enter private property.
This means there is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed due to weather
Euroka campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Tuesday 11 October 2022, inclusive due to wet weather and flood risk.
A review will be conducted on Tuesday 11 October 2022 to assess the campground.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Burralow campground closed due to rain
Burralow campground is closed from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 inclusive, due to wet weather.
Access to the campground via Paterson Range fire trail will be impacted, and there could also be potential flooding.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks fire trail closed on weekdays
The Woodford Oaks trail will be closed Monday to Friday due to roadworks from Thursday 8 September to Friday 14 October 2022.
Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note:
  • The Woodford Oaks fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays for cyclists.
  • Red Hands Cave Road, Nepean Lookout Road, Jack Evans walking track and Red Hands Cave walking track will all remain open during this period.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS area office on 02 4720 6200.

Other planned events: Road Work on Kedumba Road
Kedumba Road will be closed from the junction with Tablelands Road from 26th September until 21st October for maintenance.  Walkers are permitted to use Kedumba Pass and are advised that heavy machinery and trucks may be using the road on weekdays.

Closed areas: Linden Ridge fire trail closure for track work
Linden Ridge fire trail is closed, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 21 September to Friday 14 October 2022 for maintenance work.
Heavy earthmoving equipment will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.
Please note, Linden Ridge fire trail will open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Govetts Leap lookout
The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August 2022 to February 2023.
The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and the toilets at Govetts Leap lookout will remain open.
Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly. Check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The works include improvements to the lookout and carpark, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this webpage or by calling Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to visitor precinct upgrades
The following areas are closed for upgrades until late to mid-October 2022
  • Evans lookout, Blackheath
  • Conservation Hut
  • Valley of the Waters picnic area, Wentworth Falls.
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks.
The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check the NPWS alerts page for updates.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on the Blue Mountains National Park community engagement webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only
Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 
For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades
The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut, Wentworth Falls will be closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May 2022 until mid October 2022.
The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and carparks. The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.
Access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.
The upgrades are part of the NSW government Improving Access to National Parks program and more detail can be found on this webpage or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. Track closures are updated regularly, check this alerts page for updates.

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.
The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 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.
Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

Closed areas: Entry to Burralow Creek campground via Tabaraga Ridge fire trail closed
The only access currently open to Burralow campground is via Paterson Range fire trail. Enter near the Bilpin Fruitbowl, via Bells Line of Road. 4WD access only.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720-6200.

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track closed while undergoing maintenance
Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.
The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.
In conjunction with the road works on Woodford Oaks Fire Trail, The Oaks Singles track will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.



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