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Fort Rock
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.4 km W of Blackheath
Length: 1.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains(LGA)
Climb: 117 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 117 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

The track to Fort Rock is a short walk and gives a taste of what lies beneath the cliff line. The walk is a return journey from the end of Bundarra St, directly to Fort Rock. From the top of the rock you can see into the Kanimbla Valley, and, by taking the side trip out to the cliff line west of Fort Rock, you get even better views over the valley and the cliffs around Porters Pass. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Blue Mountains National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Fort Rock

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Fort Rock
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End of Bundarra St
Gordon Ave Trk
Centennial Glen Ck
Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Fort Rock
Starting point for this hiking track: Gordon Ave Trk

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-89301S 
 Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 

Photo Gallery

 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave
 
Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave +
 
Fort Rock Track
 
Fort Rock Track +
 
Centennial Glen Creek
 
Centennial Glen Creek +

 
White markings on rock
 
White markings on rock +
 
White Flowers
 
White Flowers +
 
Fort Rock
 
Fort Rock +

 
View from the top of Fort Rock into Kanimbla Valley
 
View from the top of Fort Rock into Kanimbla Valley +
 
Kangaroos
 
Kangaroos +
 
View of Porters Pass from west of Fort Rock
 
View of Porters Pass from west of Fort Rock +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Fort Rock bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Fort Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Fort Rock bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Fort Rock bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.6km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 800m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 800m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 800m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 800m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 800m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 800m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Catch the train to Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available to this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip to the end of the walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus to End of Bundarra St
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to End of Bundarra St
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) End of Bundarra St to Centennial Glen Ck
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 435 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -58 m
From the corner of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave, this walk heads down the hill keeping the houses on the right and bush on the left. The track soon leads to a telegraph pole and track on the right, below Gordon Ave.
Continue straight: From the intersection below the telegraph pole, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the valley on the left. The walk drops down boardwalked track for some time before entering the heath. Winding down through the heath, the track opens out onto Centennial Glen Creek, which it crosses to the other side near the seats and rock cliff.

(0.44 km) Centennial Glen Ck to Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 235 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 28 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the creek, this walk heads towards the broken seats under the cliffs and continues around the hillside. The track soon leaves the cliffs to meander through the heath for a short time, before coming to a rocky surface painted with arrows for 'Porters Pass' and 'Fortress Rock'.

(0.67 km) Int. Fort Rock Trk and Centennial Pass Trk to Fort Rock
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 134 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the painted rock, this walk heads up onto the rocky outcrop. The track winds through the thick heath vegetation and up a few steps for approximately 50m, to open out to the prominent feature of Fort Rock.

Fort Rock Alt = 1025 m
Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.

(0.8 km) Fort Rock to Cliff West of Fort Rock
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 206 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -46 m
Veer left: From the clearing below Fort Rock, this walk heads towards the views of the valley. The track continues through the heath for approximately 100m along the most worn of the tracks to the rocky outcrop on the edge of the cliff.

Catch the train from Blackheath Station
Public transport (train) available from this Bushwalk Check out the facilities at Blackheath Station
You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your train trip from the end of the walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Catch the bus from End of Bundarra St
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from End of Bundarra St
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 9.1 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 9.5 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 20.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 20.9 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 34.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Fort Rock.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Fort Rock
Click to re-center search
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 19 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
26 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 26 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the ENE)
4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 34 km (to the ESE)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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