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Glenbrook Gorge Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.3 km SSE of Glenbrook
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Blue Mountains National Park
Climb: 122 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 122 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: Hard

This walk starts from the Glenbrook information centre, just inside the national park and follows a well defined track down to the Glenbrook Creek and the gorge. The walk is popular with locals looking for a place to swim. The gorge is particularly dangerous after rain, so appropriate care should be taken. The creek, water holes and the high cliffs make this unique place a wonderful place to visit. (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 Glenbrook Gorge Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Glenbrook Gorge Track
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Glenbrook Information Centre car park
Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk
Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool 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
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 Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 

Photo Gallery

 
Information centre car park
 
Information centre car park +
 
Track head signpost
 
Track head signpost +
 
Track turn of near carpark
 
Track turn of near carpark +

 
Glenbrook Gorge track information sign
 
Glenbrook Gorge track information sign +
 
Glenbrook Gorge Track
 
Glenbrook Gorge Track +
 
View across the gorge
 
View across the gorge +

 
Steps on Glenbrook Gorge Track
 
Steps on Glenbrook Gorge Track +
 
This track has plenty of stairs
 
This track has plenty of stairs +
 
Glenbrook Gorge Track steps
 
Glenbrook Gorge Track steps +

 
Small bridge
 
Small bridge +
 
Track beside Glenbrook creek
 
Track beside Glenbrook creek +
 
Glenbrook Creek water hole
 
Glenbrook Creek water hole +

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 Glenbrook Gorge Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Glenbrook Gorge Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Glenbrook Gorge Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Glenbrook Gorge Track 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 1.7km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 560m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 270m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 560m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 270m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 560m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 270m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 830m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 830m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 560m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 270m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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 Glenbrook Information Centre car park
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 Glenbrook Information Centre car park
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|

NPWS Glenbrook Information Centre Alt = 144 m
The NPWS information centre and car park are found just before the 'toll both' on Bruce Road. You will find tap water, toilets, garbage bins and information signs about the region. A great spot to chat to staff and get updates on the conditions in the park.

Glenbrook Gorge Alt = 57 m
Glenbrook Gorge is a deep cut in the sandstone formed by Glenbrook Creek, just before it flows into the Nepean River. The spectacular gorge, the tall cliffs and the creek make for a great place to cool down in summer. The gorge can be very dangerous after rain, check with the rangers before entering.

(0 km) Glenbrook Information Centre car park to Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 559 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -91 m
From the bottom of the car park (just inside the National Park on Bruce Road, Glenbrook), this walk follows the 'Gorge Track' sign down the service road. After following the service road a short distance, the walk turns right into the bush track near the 'Glenbrook Gorge walking track' sign with a map. The walk winds down many steps to an intersection before a small footbridge.

(0.56 km) Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk to Jelly Bean Pool
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 604 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 38 m Descent = -32 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads up stream keeping the creek on the left. The track winds and undulates above the creek. After a while the creek widens to become Jelly Bean Pools. The track continues along the bank to a metal staircase on the right.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Jellybean Pool Alt = 62 m
Jellybean Pool is a large pool in Glenbrook Creek, just south of the weir. The pool has a few sandy beaches, rock platforms and is surrounded by cliffs. Jumping and diving is not a good idea, and is not permitted. This is a popular spot for locals to swim. Swimming can be dangerous - the creek is especially dangerous after rain. Check with rangers before heading in.

(0.56 km) Int. Gorge Walking and Jelly Bean Pool Trk to Glenbrook Gorge Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 273 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 9 m Descent = -20 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk crosses the footbridge and continues along the hillside, keeping the main creek to the right. The walk winds down past a pond (on the right) and continue downstream to a sandy beach.

Glenbrook Gorge Beach Alt = 45 m
Glenbrook Gorge Beach is a small, sandy spot on a rock platform in Glenbrook Gorge. The beach is beside a fairly large pool, making a great spot to rest, especially on warmer days.

Catch the bus from Glenbrook Information Centre car park
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 Glenbrook Information Centre car park
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

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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 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 1.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors Shop 25 Home Centre Wolseley St , Penrith (02) 4733 5744 4.7 km
Kangaroo Tent City Cnr Mulgoa & Blaikie Rds, Penrith (02) 4733 4111 5.2 km
Getaway Disposals 549 High St , Penrith (02) 4732 2285 7.4 km
Mitchell Adventure 24 Henry St , Penrith (02) 4731 8482 8.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Glenbrook Gorge Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Glenbrook Gorge Track
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4 RIV04 Fire Service Rusden Road MT RIVERVIEW 5 km (to the N)
2 KUR02 Miles Comms Site 1 1 246 Burralow Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS 26 km (to the N)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 27 km (to the E)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
44 km (to the E)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 49 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      34°Showers. Storms developing.
Thu20°|30°Possible shower.
Fri19°|35°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|28°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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Les and Joy - Glenbrook Gorge to Jellybean P IP:114.77.210.xxx | 2012-03-28 01:14:03
We recently (26/3/12) did the Glenbrook Gorge walk and it is a good walk which is well defined except near the end and it is just a matter of walking over the rocks flats. We then did the optional part to Jellybean Pool. The track starts narrow (and unless we missed a turn off which we did not see) petters away and we had to bush bash for most of the walk. The notes say 10 minutes but it took us 40 minutes and several scrambles up rocky sections and following faint/non existance tracks. Definately not recommended for the faint hearted or thos out for a relatively easy walk. Came back up the steps from Jellybean pool. All told it took 2 hours round trip and was very strenuous walk although we are only average fitness.
admin - re: Glenbrook Gorge to Jellybe Super Administrator | 2012-03-28 09:25:02
Les and Joy wrote:
...The notes say 10 minutes but it took us 40 minutes and several scrambles up rocky sections and following faint/non existance tracks. Definately not recommended for the faint hearted or thos out for a relatively easy walk. Came back up the steps from Jellybean pool. All told it took 2 hours round trip and was very strenuous walk although we are only average fitness.....

Hi Les & Joy
Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed the walk, sorry it was harder than you expected.
To do the walk you described in 2hrs is great time. The walking times here do not consider the side trip or the extra walk you took back to the start. I wonder if you walked further down the gorge then I intended. Maybe the beach has shifted with all the recent rain. Thanks I will try to revisit the area when I can.
Happy walking
Matt :)
Jennifer - Re: Glenbrook Gorge To Jellybe IP:125.255.11.xxx | 2012-05-07 01:33:05
I must agree with Les & Joy's post, we did the walk yesterday (6/5/12) & found the same issues with the track from the Gorge to Jellybean Pool. The track is non existent in places & we had to do a lot of scrambling up rocks. It ended taking us about 1hr 45 minutes to do the circuit as we to came back up the steps from Jellybean Pool.
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