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Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km S of Leura
Length: 1.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 97 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 97 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This is a magnificent round trip which passes some amazing scenery with Lyrebird Dell featuring. The walk takes in both sides of the valley, with a worthwhile sidetrip option which explores the Pool of Siloam. The walk is a cool shady path with a number of places to stop and take in your surroundings. (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 Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit
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Gordon Falls Reserve
Int of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave
Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track
Lyrebird Dell
Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Pool of Siloam
Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave

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
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Photo Gallery

 
Pool of Siloam track sign
 
Pool of Siloam track sign +
 
Narrow track at the lower end of Gordon falls Park
 
Narrow track at the lower end of Gordon falls Park +
 
Narrow track
 
Narrow track +

 
Track winding through the bush
 
Track winding through the bush +
 
Management trail at the end of Gordon Rd
 
Management trail at the end of Gordon Rd +
 
Wide trail
 
Wide trail +

 
Trail at the top of Lyrebird Dell Track
 
Trail at the top of Lyrebird Dell Track +
 
Top of Lyrebird Dell track
 
Top of Lyrebird Dell track +
 
Lyrebird Dell Track
 
Lyrebird Dell Track +

 
Steps above Lyrebird Dell
 
Steps above Lyrebird Dell +
 
on the path
 
on the path +
 
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell
 
Waterfall next to Lyrebird Dell +

 
Lyrebird Dell
 
Lyrebird Dell +
 
Lyrebird Dell
 
Lyrebird Dell +
 
Waterfall at upper reaches of Gordon Creek
 
Waterfall at upper reaches of Gordon Creek +

 
Bridge in front of waterfall
 
Bridge in front of waterfall +
 
Lyrebird Dell cave
 
Lyrebird Dell cave +
 
Picnic tables at Lyrebird Dell
 
Picnic tables at Lyrebird Dell +

 
Wall around cave picnic area
 
Wall around cave picnic area +
 
Pool of Siloam sign
 
Pool of Siloam sign +
 
walking through a cave
 
walking through a cave +

 
Foot bridge en between Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell
 
Foot bridge en between Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell +
 
Information Sign
 
Information Sign +
 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam
 
Track between Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam +

 
Sign at intersection
 
Sign at intersection +
 
Track leading down to Pool of Siloam
 
Track leading down to Pool of Siloam +
 
Pool of Siloam
 
Pool of Siloam +

 
Pool of Siloam
 
Pool of Siloam +
 
Bridge at Pool of Siloam
 
Bridge at Pool of Siloam +
 
Pool of Siloam waterfall
 
Pool of Siloam waterfall +

 
Pool of Siloam falls
 
Pool of Siloam falls +
 
Track between Gorden Falls Reserve and Pool of Siloam
 
Track between Gorden Falls Reserve and Pool of Siloam +
 
Track past an interpretation sign
 
Track past an interpretation sign +

 
Learn about Flora and Fauna
 
Learn about Flora and Fauna +
 
Stepped track
 
Stepped track +
 
Near Gorden Falls Reserve
 
Near Gorden Falls Reserve +

 
Information sign about fires in the area
 
Information sign about fires in the area +
 
Gordon Falls Reserve
 
Gordon Falls Reserve +
 
Gordon Falls Reserve
 
Gordon Falls Reserve +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit 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 1.4km
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
Around 880m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 490m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 230m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 1.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 230m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 250m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 230m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Gordon Falls Reserve
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 Gordon Falls Reserve
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|

Gorden Falls Reserve Alt = 932 m
Gordon Falls Reserve is just off Lone Pine Ave near the intersection with Olympian Pde, Leura. The park has car parking, electric BBQ's, toilets, garbage disposal, children's play equipment, picnic tables and bench seats. The park has plenty of open area and some shaded spots. There are a number of artificial cave shelters, with picnic tables inside.

(0 km) Gordon Falls Reserve to Int of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 228 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -6 m
From the lower end of Gordon Falls Reserve (at the 'Pool of Siloam' track sign), this walk heads into the bush (not down the steps), initially with the 'Pool of Siloam' sign on the right. The track heads through the thick bush, turning left at the 'T' intersection and following this track until it comes out on the road (at the intersection of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave).

(0.23 km) Int of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave to Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 263 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -9 m
Veer right: From the intersection of Gordon Rd and Lone Pine Ave, this walk heads around the metal gate (keeping the picnic area to the right) and follows the wide 'Leura Dirt Track'. This management trail soon bends right. Just after passing some more picnic tables (on the right), the walk turns left at the 'T' intersection, following this trail to soon come to the signposted 'Lyre Bird Dell Track' (on the right)

(0.49 km) Int of Lyrebird Dell track and Leura Dirt Track to Lyrebird Dell
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 94 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -19 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Lyre Bird Dell Track' sign down the hill using the timber steps. Soon the track heads down some concrete steps (with a handrail) and passes a '1918 11-11-11' inscription on the path (presumably in commemoration of Armistice treaty with Germany)[1]. The walk continues down the stairs to the valley. After admiring the waterfall (on the left), this walk crosses the metal bridge and comes to a sign (pointing right, to the 'Pool of Siloam') and straight ahead is the Lyrebird Dell (cave).

Lyrebird Dell Alt = 911 m
Lyrebird Dell is home to a sandstone cave beside the head waters of Gordon Creek near Lone Pine Ave, Leura. The cave provides shelter for a lovely picnic area (with a couple of tables). There is also a waterfall next to the cave. The cave at Lyrebird Dell, was used as an Aboriginal shelter from (at least) 12 000 years ago, this has been dated from artifacts found in the floor of the cave[2]. Dell is an old English word that refers to small wooded valley[3]. A great spot to rest and enjoy the area.

(0.59 km) Lyrebird Dell to Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 443 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = -53 m
Turn right: From Lyrebird Dell, this walk follows the 'Pool of Siloam' sign away from the bridge (with the cave on the left). The track soon heads up some steps and under another smaller sandstone overhang. Soon the track passes a small 'Blue Mountains Ash' sign and crosses Gordon Creek using a metal footbridge. The track turns left and winds along the side of the hill before heading down the steps and coming to an old fenced lookout (with filtered views over the Pool of Siloam). The track continues with the handrail, past the sign pointing back to 'Lyrebird Dell 500mtrs' to come to a three-way intersection.

(1.03 km) Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track to Pool of Siloam
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 47 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -7 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follow the 'Pool of Siloam' sign down the steps. The track passes under a small overhang then crosses Gordon Creek on a footbridge in front of the lovely falls and the Pool of Siloam.

Pool of Siloam Alt = 870 m
The Pool of Siloam is a lovely waterhole and waterfall on Gordon Creek in the Blue Mountains National Park. This waterfall is surrounded by a moss and fern filled gully with sandstone cliffs around the edges. There is a sandstone overhang next to the waterfall. The shallow sandy pool is a lovely cool place, a great spot to stop for a snack. The track crosses the creek using a bridge in front of the waterfall. The pool derives its name from the 'Pool of Siloam' (Birkhat Hashiloah[4] - Hebrew) in the City of David[5] and in the Bible is where Jesus sends a man to heal him of his blindness[6].

(1.08 km) Pool of Siloam to Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 47 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -1 m
Turn around: From the Pool of Siloam, this walk crosses the bridge (with the falls on the right) and heads up the hill following the 'Gordon Falls' and 'Lyrebird Dell' sign (on the other side of the bridge). The steps lead up the hill and under a small overhang, coming to a 'T' intersection just past a sign pointing back down to the 'Pool of Siloam'.

(1.12 km) Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track to Gordon Falls Reserve
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 253 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 58 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Gordon Falls Picnic Area' sign up the steps (keeping the rock face on the right). The track leads under a small waterfall then follows the handrail around the base of the cliff. The track winds up the hill, passing some interesting information signs on the local flora and fauna. As the track starts to flatten out, it passes a track on the right and soon comes out at the lower end of Gordon Falls Reserve and a 'Pool of Siloam' sign.

Catch the bus from Gordon Falls Reserve
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 Gordon Falls Reserve
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

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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:
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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)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 2.2 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 2.4 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 27.1 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 31.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 32.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lyrebird Dell and Pool of Siloam Circuit
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 27 km (to the E)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
30 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 30 km (to the W)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 33 km (to the NE)

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 )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu16°|26°Shower or two.
Fri15°|28°Mostly sunny.
Sat12°|22°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Blue Mountains National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Blue Mountains National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track
The Grand Canyon walking track will be closed from Wednesday 14 October 2015 to mid-June 2016. The closure is necessary to allow work to continue on improving the walking track. Access for canyoners will be on weekends only. Access from Evans Lookout via Beauchamp Falls to the Grose Valley will remain open. Evans Lookout carpark, Loop carpark, and Neates Glen carpark will remain open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
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 NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Prince Henry cliff walk, Leura
Blue Mountains City Council wishes to advise that Prince Henry cliff walk between Majestic lookout and the junction with the Leura Cascades walk is currently closed due to a landslip. Detours will be in place and clearly signposted around the affected area. Access from the Leura picnic area to the cascades is unaffected. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Tourism on 1300 653 408 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Moauntains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Cahills lookout - Katoomba
As a result of a recent bushfire, Cahills lookout remains closed until further notice. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains City Council on (02) 4780 5000.

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens
Waratah Native Gardens Some areas of this park are closed due to a major landslip event occurring across The Gorge Walking Track. Closed areas include The Gorge Walking Track in the Blue Mountains National Park. A full assessment is underway to determine the extent of damage and to ensure the area is made safe. The Gorge Walking Track is closed at the entry trackhead however the Waratah Native Gardens Day Use and Picnic Area located off Valley Ridges Road Berambing (west of Bilpin) has now been reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines


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irina IP:123.200.214.xxx | 2011-01-30 07:23:07
We tried this bushwalk in December, 31 2010. Very nice track, easy and good signed. Siloam pool with little waterfall is amazing!
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