|McKeowns Valley Walk|
Exploring the Jenolan River, this track makes for one of the more beautiful walks in the Jenolan area as it winds its way along the creek bed. High cliffs on either side form an amazing valley, and there are views of the caves as well as a great spot to break at the campsite. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for McKeowns Valley Walk
Map of Walk
Map of McKeowns Valley Walk
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Map Scale 500 meters
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
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 McKeowns Valley Walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the McKeowns Valley Walk bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
920m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 410m has short steep hills. The remaining (190m) is very steep.
Quality of track
Around 840m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 680m follows a smooth and hardened path.
This whole walk, 1.5km is clearly signposted.
Around 1.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 190m requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 1.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to McKeowns Valley Walk.
Weather and Park info
This walk passes Central Ranges 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 7 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
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Link to official closures and fire bans page
This Reserve is home to the world famous Jenolan Caves. The are a number of guided tours avaible paying visitors to explore the underground on well maintianed tracks through the caves. There are also a number of self guided caves that you can walk through at your own leisure, including the masive Grand Arch which you can drive through. There is accomodation and food avaialble in the area and a number of nice walks.
Park fees I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.