walking distance: 11 km
location: blue mountains
driving distance: km
driving time: 1.5 h
elevation diff: 500 m
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 descent: -560 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

Fires - Advice: Bodington Dr, Wentworth Falls
There is a fire in this park called Bodington Dr, Wentworth Falls. 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: 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, track works and/or flood damage:
Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls

  • National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Golden Stairs, due to rockfall (track repair works in progress).
  • Part of Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Leura Cascades round walk and Leura Cascades picnic area, and between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Detours in place. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Bridal Veil View (east) track is closed for track maintenance.
  • Part of Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar campground can only be accessed via Andersons or Bedford Creek trails on foot, not via Ingar Road. 
Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Mount Victoria and Bells Line
  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock, due to fire and flood damage.
  • Wollangambe One Canyon, due to a dangerous whirlpool.
Rock climbing areas
  • Pulpit Rock and all areas that require access along closed walking tracks.
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: Mountain Avenue fire trail closure
Mountain Avenue fire trail is closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 18 January to Friday 12 February 2021 due to or routine fire trail maintenance. Penalties apply for non-compliance

Closed areas: Faulconbridge Ridge closed due to track maintenance
Faulconbridge Ridge will be closed from Wednesday 6 January to Sunday 7 February 2021. Fire trail maintenance works involving the use of heavy earth-moving equipment will be happening at that time.
This closure may be extended, depending on weather conditions.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

Safety alerts: Grand Canyon walking track - one way
Grand Canyon walking track has been made one way until Saturday 30 January 2021. Please enter the loop track at Evans lookout and exit at Neates Glen. This change is due to record visitation levels and to help maintain social distancing. Please follow the directions of all signage in place on the track.

Closed areas: Wollangambe One Canyon
Wollangambe One Canyon is closed until further notice. Recent heavy rains have caused water levels to rise and conditions in the canyon to change. A dangerous whirlpool has formed mid-way through the canyon.

Closed areas: Golden Stairs closed
Golden Stairs is closed due to a major landslide. Ruined Castle can be accessed via Furber Stairs or the Giant Stairway. 
Construction work has begun and will be ongoing until further notice. The work involves rock removal, scaling and site remediation. Site assessments have determined that further rock falls are possible. Please do not enter this area, as it could be life threatening.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4787 8877.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program
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 Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 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.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the 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.

Other planned events: Six Foot Track - camping registration
If you're planning to stay at a campground managed by Crown Lands (e.g. on Six Foot Track) from 1 June 2020, you now need to fill out the Crown reserves camping registration form.
To register fill in the online form and submit.
This link can be emailed or sent by text message. The form can be submitted on a smartphone or computer.
This is requiered to comply with the Public Health Order and COVID-19 Safety Plans.



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