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Attic Cave
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8 km SSW of Glenbrook
Length: 2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 74 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 74 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
Route: Hard

This walk visits Attic Cave, a camping cave in the lower Blue Mountains. The cave is large enough to sleep a small party, providing a great shelter to rest. The walk first visits Pisgah Rock, by walking along an old management trail, and includes a very short side trip to the great view up Erskine Creek. From Pisgah rock the track becomes much less distinct, and involves a rock scramble down a gully. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
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 Attic Cave

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Attic Cave
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Pisgah Rock track head
Pisgah Rock Intersection
Pisgah Rock Intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Pisgah Rock track head

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

 
Pisgah Rock car park
 
Pisgah Rock car park +
 
Pisgah Rock trackhead
 
Pisgah Rock trackhead +
 
Track to Pisgah Rock
 
Track to Pisgah Rock +

 
Pisgah Rock track
 
Pisgah Rock track +
 
Tree on Pisgah Rock track
 
Tree on Pisgah Rock track +
 
Winding through the She Oak near Pisgah Rock
 
Winding through the She Oak near Pisgah Rock +

 
Looking towards Pisgah rock from the end of the old management trial
 
Looking towards Pisgah rock from the end of the old management trial +
 
View up Erskine Creek from Pisgah Rock
 
View up Erskine Creek from Pisgah Rock +
 
Bush track from the old management trail near Pisgah Rock
 
Bush track from the old management trail near Pisgah Rock +

 
View from Pisgah Rock
 
View from Pisgah Rock +
 
Track to Attic Cave
 
Track to Attic Cave +
 
Attic Cave track crossing rock
 
Attic Cave track crossing rock +

 
Gully track passes down near Attic Cave
 
Gully track passes down near Attic Cave +
 
Gully track passes down near Attic Cave
 
Gully track passes down near Attic Cave +
 
Looking down cliff line
 
Looking down cliff line +

 
Smaller cave south of Attic Cave
 
Smaller cave south of Attic Cave +
 
Glimps of Attic Cave
 
Glimps of Attic Cave +
 
Fire place in Attic Cave
 
Fire place in Attic Cave +

 
Attic Cave
 
Attic Cave +
 
Inside the log book box in Attic Cave
 
Inside the log book box in Attic Cave +
 
Log book box in Attic Cave
 
Log book box in Attic Cave +

 
Attic Cave from the North
 
Attic Cave from the North +
 
Attic Cave from the far northern end
 
Attic Cave from the far northern end +
 
Track heading north from Attic Cave
 
Track heading north from Attic Cave +

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 Attic Cave bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Attic Cave bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Attic Cave bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Attic Cave 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 2km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
*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 760m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 250m is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track
Around 760m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 250m follows a rough unclear track.

Signs
Around 760m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 250m Has no directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 760m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 250m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 760m 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 760m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 250m has no facilities provided.

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 Pisgah Rock track head
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Pisgah Rock track head to Pisgah Rock Intersection
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 755 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -17 m
From the Pisgah Rock car park (2.2km further along Nepean Lookout Fire Trail from the Oaks Picnic Area), this walk follows the 'Pisgah Rock 700mt' sign along the old management trail. The track meanders through the Eucalypt and Casuarina forest as it climbs a gentle hill and then heads down the other side. The track soon comes to an intersection with a small bush track off to the left, from the intersection there are glimpses of the valley views.

(0.76 km) Pisgah Rock Intersection to Pisgah Rock
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 22 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Veer left: From the intersection this walk takes the short bush track toward the view of the valley. The track comes to the unfenced cliff and great view from the top of Pisgah Rock and a sign posted 'take care when walking near cliffs'.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Pisgah Rock Alt = 253 m
Pisgah Rock, is a short walk from Nepean Lookout Fire Trail in the lower Blue Mountains, and provides excellent views up Erskine Creek Gorge. The informal lookout is not fenced, and the surface is uneven with large crevasse like cracks. The view is simply amazing, with great views right up the middle of Erskine Creek Gorge. There are also great views to the left, down Erskine Creek Gorge and across the flats of the southern parts for greater Sydney. The rock presumably derives its name from the height point on Mount Nebo, where the Bible reports Moses seeing the promised land for the first time. In Hebrew pisgah refers to a high place. This Pisgah Rock is very much a high place, with great views.

(0.76 km) Pisgah Rock Intersection to Attic Cave
Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 248 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -23 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the old management trail that very soon narrows into a bush track as it heads away from the view (keeping the valley to the left). The tracks then emerges from the bush to cut across a rock shelf and into the scrub again. Once in the gully the track turns left to climb down the 'V' in the rock. At the bottom of the climb the walk heads right under the now obvious sandstone cave. The walk continues following the base of this cliff line along a fairly clear track passing several interesting sandstone overhangs. Soon the track comes to a large overhang and fire circle at Attic camping cave.

Attic Cave Alt = 249 m
Attic Cave, near Pisgah Rock in the lower blue mountains is a large sandstone overhang. The cave has been used by walkers as an overnight camp for many decades. The cave could comfortably sleep about 5 people. There is a log book in a tin cake box on the rock shelf, making for some interesting reading, and awaiting your story. There is a fire circle, and the cave is reasonably well protected from the weather. The name Attic Cave is said to have come from the hole, a shelf, in the top of the cave, forming an attic.

Drive from Pisgah Rock track head
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

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

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


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 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 8.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 11.2 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 11.7 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 14.1 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 14.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Attic Cave.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Attic Cave
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 12 km (to the NNE)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 32 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 32 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
50 km (to the ENE)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 51 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 )
Wed      31°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu18°|28°Possible shower.
Fri18°|32°Mostly sunny.
Sat15°|26°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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Janice Edwards - Attic cave box IP:124.189.1.xxx | 2012-07-04 09:14:00
Was at Attic cave today 4 July 2012, the log book box was missing a lid, if you go down please take a new box with a secure lid and replace.
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