Mt Solitary Traverse

Best walk no. 24

Mt Solitary Traverse

Grade 4
Mt Solitary Traverse via Kedumba Valley road, Mt. Solitary, Koorowall Knife Edge, Ruined Castle Ridge Track and Golden Stairs; Katoomba - Mt Solitary. Stunning ridge climb.
Blue Mountains NP
Sydney and surrounds
Illawarra Branch


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11 Mar, Sat Blue Mountains NP
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.This is simply one of the classic walks in the Blue Mountains! The traverse of Mt Solitary from the Golden Stairs then across the top to the Col and down the other side to the Kedumba River and up to the old Queen Victoria Hospital site is spectacular in the extreme with some wonderful views along the way. All on tracks but some 2 steep climbs involved. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba, Jamison Best Walk: Mt Solitary Traverse View

26 Aug, Sat Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  920m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Commencing from Kedumba Valley Road descend and cross Kedumba River. Steep ascent to Mt Solitary. Continue uphill to eventual descent of the Koorowall Knife-edge. Follow Ruined Castle Ridge Track with a steep ascent up the Golden Stairs to the finish line. A classic Blue Mountains walk with two big up and down sections. Cliff edges, river crossing, loose rocks and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. Best Walk: Mt Solitary Traverse View

5 Aug, Sat Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Jill G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Mt Solitary Traverse: Kings Tableland, descend to Kedumba River, ascent and traverse of Mt Solitary, descend to Federal Pass via Koorowall Knife Edge, finish at top of Golden Stairs. Joint walk with Bush Club. Jill is injured but is still organiser. Adrian Jones and Rogo Owens will lead the walk. Contact Jill Green for details. All on track. Steep slippery ascent and descent, river crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Best Walk: Mt Solitary Traverse View

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