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 trackOverview 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.
||1 hr 30 mins
||Very steep (4/6)
|Quality of track
||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
||Clearly signposted (1/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
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).
This walk passes Central Ranges
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Link to official closures and fire bans page
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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.
Region: Park fees
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.