walking distance: 9.5 km
duration: 6:51 h
walking: 2:55 h
elevation diff: 606 m
location: blue mountains
driving distance: km
driving time: 1.5 h
water available: yes
parking: -33.6583,150.3643

gps tracks

Total distance: 9730 m
Max elevation: 955 m
Min elevation: 741 m
Total climbing: 651 m
Total time: 06:50:47
Download file: 18-04-02-fortres-ridge-canyon.gpx


Track notes


PHOTO GALLERY "18-04-02-fortres-ridge" (2018-04-22 12:22:38)



































Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas
All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.
The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades and the Bridal Veil View East lookout track junction is closed Mondays to Fridays only, for track maintenance. There is no pedestrian access between Katoomba and Leura within the national park. Walkers accessing Leura Cascades from the east must return by the same route.
  • Part of Prince Henry Cliff walk between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout is closed due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. (Note: Walkers can still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant.)
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Murphys Glen (campground and picnic area), Bedford Road and Bedford Creek trail are closed for road surface upgrades. They're expected to open Friday 30 July 2021, weather depending. 
  • Andersons fire trail is closed to all traffic, cyclists and walkers from Kings Tableland Road to Bedford Creek from Monday 12 July 2021 to Monday 16 August 2021 August for trail repair works.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists permitted where they do not traverse private property.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open. 
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley,  Mount Victoria and Bells Line
  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Grand Canyon walking track closed from Monday 2 August until and including Friday 6 August 20201 to undertake emergency safety works.
  • Perrys Lookdown campground, due to dangerous tree.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed due to storm damage. Walkers and cyclists permitted. 
  • Hat Hill Road (access to Perry's Lookdown and Anvil Rock) closed to vehicles from Monday 2 August until and including Thursday 5 August 2021 due to road works.  
  • Pt Pilcher Rd will be closed at the gate from 7am Monday 2nd August until 5pm Friday 7 August for road repairs. Closure includes cyclists and pedestrians.   
Canyons and rock climbing areas
  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
  • Wollangambe 1 Canyon closed due to a dangerous whirlpool.
Note: All canyons except Wollangambe 1 are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.
If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it is too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 
To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.
For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Closed areas: Grand Canyon track closed
Grand Canyon track is closed for urgent safety works from Monday 2 August to and including Friday 6 August 2021.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Blackheath office.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to COVID restrictions
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
A number of NPWS campgrounds have been closed due to the COVID restrictions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check alerts for closures or call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Safety alerts: Glenbrook precinct closed to vehicles
Glenbrook precinct is closed to vehicles due to COVID-19 restrictions. Parking is available at the main park entry gate. 
Euroka campground is closed.
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please review the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre closed
The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre is closed to visitors due to the COVID restrictions. You can still call the Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877 during office hours or phone 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).
Due to the developing COVID-19 situation in NSW, please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:
  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track
Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.
Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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 area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Mount Solitary/Ruined Castle walking tracks affected by flood
Mount Solitary and Ruined Castle walking tracks are flood affected. Caution is advised when entering these areas. Hazards that may be present include fallen trees, washed-out drainage and creek lines, landslides, unstable surfaces and changes to track condition.
A high level of preparedness is required. Please exercise caution in remote areas.



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