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Lillian's Glen
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km WNW of Wentworth Falls
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 National Park
Climb: 180 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 180 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This is a wonderful walk down to the inspiring Lillian's Glen. Starting from the road at West St, the track winds through some different types of vegetation, before arriving at the creek which is Lillian's Glen. A place for the imagination to run wild before returning to civilisation. (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 Lillian's Glen

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Lillian's Glen
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Corner of West St and Bate St
Int of Nature and West St Tracks
Int of Nature and Edinburgh Castle Rock Tracks
Int of Nature and Edinburgh Castle Rock Tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Corner of West St and Bate St

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

 
Track to West St
 
Track to West St +
 
Nature Track
 
Nature Track +
 
Stairs along the Nature Track
 
Stairs along the Nature Track +

 
The view from Edinburgh Castle Rock
 
The view from Edinburgh Castle Rock +
 
Stairs near Edinburgh Castle Rock
 
Stairs near Edinburgh Castle Rock +
 
Edinburgh Castle Track
 
Edinburgh Castle Track +

 
Rock steps to Lillian's Glen
 
Rock steps to Lillian's Glen +
 
Track down to Lillian's Glen
 
Track down to Lillian's Glen +
 
Stairs on track to Lillian's Glen
 
Stairs on track to Lillian's Glen +

 
Track beneath rock
 
Track beneath rock +
 
Bush beside track
 
Bush beside track +
 
Track under overhang
 
Track under overhang +

 
View out from rocky landing
 
View out from rocky landing +
 
Ferns nearing Lillian's Glen
 
Ferns nearing Lillian's Glen +
 
Lillian's Glen
 
Lillian's Glen +

 
Falls up the creek from Lillian's Glen crossing
 
Falls up the creek from Lillian's Glen crossing +
 
Moss at Lillian's Glen
 
Moss at Lillian's Glen +
 
Small cascade at Lillian's Glen
 
Small cascade at Lillian's Glen +

 
Stepping stones across Lillian's Glen
 
Stepping stones across Lillian's Glen +
 
Valley of the Waters creek at Lillian's Glen
 
Valley of the Waters creek at Lillian's Glen +
 
a hidden fall near Lillian's Glen
 
a hidden fall near Lillian's Glen +

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 Lillian's Glen bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Lillian's Glen bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lillian's Glen bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Lillian's Glen 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 Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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, 810m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
380m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 240m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (190m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 810m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 430m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 380m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 810m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 430m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 380m 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.
Drive to Corner of West St and Bate 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.
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(0 km) Corner of West St and Bate St to Int of Nature and Edinburgh Castle Rock Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 426 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -66 m
From the corner of Bate and West Streets, this walk heads south past the 'Blue Mountains National Park' sign and down the wooden steps. This continues down until coming to an intersection, with a sign pointing back up to 'West St' (and another 'Nature Track' sign).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the timber steps, following the 'Nature Track' sign. After a short time, the walk heads down some metal stairs, then more timber steps before crossing a gully using a small metal bridge. After climbing out of the gully, the track starts heading gently downhill, coming to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Edinburgh Castle Rock' sign.

(0.43 km) Int of Nature and Edinburgh Castle Rock Tracks to Edinburgh Castle Rock
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 14 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads past the sign saying 'Edinburgh Castle Rock' towards the unfenced rock and great views - this is Edinburgh Castle Rock.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

Edinburgh Castle Rock Alt = 859 m
Edinburgh Castle Rock is a signposted, unfenced viewpoint on the Nature Track, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The rock platform has an interesting formation, with an uneven surface of circular lines. From Edinburgh Castle Rock, there is a view left, up the valley towards the houses on the ridge. Looking right, down the Valley of the Waters, it is possible to see the escarpment of Kings Tablelands.

(0.43 km) Int of Nature and Edinburgh Castle Rock Tracks to Lillian's Glen
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 384 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -86 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads past the two 'Track' signs, following the right-hand arrow away from 'Edinburgh Castle Rock'. The track starts to wind down the steps, which become fairly steep before coming to post 8. From post 8, the walk follows the large rock wall (on the left), then heads down some steps and through a sandstone overhang to come to an unfenced view point, with great valley views.
From the view point, this walk heads through the sandstone overhang, keeping the rockface to the left, passing post number 7. The track starts to head gently down the hill before becoming steeper and winding down the steps. Soon the track comes to a 'Lillians Glen' sign, just before a creek crossing.

Lillian's Glen Alt = 790 m
Lillian's Glen is a moss and fern filled section on the 'Valley of the Waters' Creek (where the Nature Track crosses the creek, south of Edinburgh Castle Rock). There are stepping stones to help cross the creek. Lillian's Glen is a great spot to rest and enjoy the area, especially on warmer days. For the sure-footed, a short clamber upstream to Asmodeus Pool[1] at the bottom of a waterfall, is worthwhile - a very nice spot at the end of a narrow canyon[2].

Drive from Corner of West St and Bate 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.
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Getting there

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

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 4.3 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 4.3 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 25.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 29.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 30.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Lillian's Glen.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Lillian's Glen
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 25 km (to the E)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 30 km (to the NE)
6 LGW06 Lithgow Council Site HASSANS WALLS 30 km (to the NW)
5 BIN05 Fire Tower MT BINDO
Emergency use only
33 km (to the W)
7 VMC7 Fire Tower MT BINDO 33 km (to the W)

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 07:44:49
Amazing track! Very nice! Secluded pool with waterfall at Lillian's Glen are perfect place for swimming at hot summer day. It was very nice experience for me and my family!
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