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Pool of Siloam
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.9 km S of Leura
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 68 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 68 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This lovely walk takes you from the grassy area of Gordon Falls Reserve down through the lush vegetation and cliffs to the Pool of Siloam. The Pool and waterfall is an amazing place and cool place on warmer summer days. This walk is a great way to explore a part of the Blue Mountains after a picnic in the park and a chance to enjoy the cooler climate with the large fern trees. (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 Pool of Siloam

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Pool of Siloam
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Gordon Falls Reserve
Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track

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

 
Gordon Park
 
Gordon Park +
 
Track head at Gordon Park
 
Track head at Gordon Park +
 
Track down from Gordon Park
 
Track down from Gordon Park +

 
Sign beside track
 
Sign beside track +
 
Track down from Gordon Park
 
Track down from Gordon Park +
 
Winding steps to Pool of Siloam
 
Winding steps to Pool of Siloam +

 
Stepped track
 
Stepped track +
 
Sign below overhang
 
Sign below overhang +
 
Track along cliffs
 
Track along cliffs +

 
Steps down to Pool of Siloam
 
Steps down to Pool of Siloam +
 
Pool of Siloam
 
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Pool of Siloam
 
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Pool of Siloam
 
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Pool of Siloam
 
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Behind Pool of Siloam
 
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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 Pool of Siloam bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Pool of Siloam bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Pool of Siloam 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 600m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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, 300m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 300m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 300m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 300m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 250m of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 45m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 300m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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 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 Lyrebird Dell Trail and Gordon Falls Park Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 253 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -58 m
From the lower side of Gordon Falls Reserve, this walk follows the 'Pool of Siloam' track sign into the bush, down the gentle hill (passing a track on the left). The walk passes some interesting information signs on local flora and fauna as the track becomes steeper. Continuing down the stairs, the track leads to a rock wall and a handrail. The walk heads along the base of this cliff, under a small waterfall and comes to a three-way intersection (with signposts down to the right and on the other side).

(0.25 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 right: 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[1] - Hebrew) in the City of David[2] and in the Bible is where Jesus sends a man to heal him of his blindness[3].

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

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)
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 Pool of Siloam.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Pool of Siloam
Click to re-center search
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 2 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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Jo - A lovely spot. IP:211.30.178.xxx | 2015-04-08 12:51:26
The steps down were pretty steep, and quite muddy after rainfall, but the pool was a lovely area and worth the walk.
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