walking distance: 9.5 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 362 m
location: blue mountains
driving distance: 60 km
driving time: 50 h
water available: yes
parking: -33.7034,150.5633

gps tracks

Total distance: 9507 m
Max elevation: 376 m
Min elevation: 171 m
Total climbing: 362 m
Download file: magdala-creek.gpx


Track notes

could be nice in summer. looks wet and dark with swimming holes


Blue Mountains National Park

Closed areas: The Oaks fire trail closed to vehicles
The Oaks fire trail is closed until Monday 18 October 2021. This is due to the trail surface conditions at the Ironbarks picnic area junction which is restricting vehicle access. Walkers can still access:

  • Red Hands Cave
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean kookout
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Closed areas: Wentworth Falls to McMahons Point closed for road works
Wentworth Falls to Machons Point Trail in Blue Mountains National Park is closed for road maintenance from the 15th of Oct 2021 until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Visitor Centre 4787 8877.

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 and Leura 
  • 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 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.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.
Wentworth Falls
  • Wentworth Falls picnic area will be closed to vehicle traffic from Tuesday 31 August 2021 for road repairs. Pedestrians are permitted along walking tracks.   
  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • 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.
  • McMahons Lookout Road is closed to all public access from Wednesday 13 October to Monday 18 October 2021 for road repairs, and there is no access to McMahons lookout.  
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.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed until Friday 26 November 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  
Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 
  • From Monday 20 September to Saturday 22 October 2021, Monday to Friday, there's no public access to Woodford State Conservation Area via Windbourne Road (L6) and Clearview Parade.
Canyons and rock climbing areas
  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.
Note: All canyons 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's 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: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage
Burralow Creek campground is closed to all vehicles from Thursday 1 July 2021 until further notice due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.
Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

Closed areas: Pierces Pass walking track and fire trail closed
Pierces Pass walking track and fire trail is closed from Monday 11 October to Friday 26 November 2021 for road repairs. There is no public access. 
For more information contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

Closed areas: Walking track closed for aerial pest control operation
The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track is closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Upper Mountains Area office on 02 4787 8877.

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed - Tuesday to Friday
The walking track between Gordon Falls picnic area and Pool of Siloam is closed Tuesdays to Fridays from Wednesday 18 August 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  
Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks.

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.



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