About this walk
This walk follows some of the mountain passes around Mount York at Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains and ends at the monuments to the crossing of the Blue Mountains there.
It takes about 6 hours to complete the full 18 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops.
A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Mount Victoria using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Mount Victoria at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
From the exit of the station head left down Station Street.
Turn right at the Great Western Highway and follow the footpath along it.
At the service station follow the sign to Mount York to the right.
Follow the signs to Lockyers Road along the road.
At the parking area for Berghofers Pass, this walk follow bushtrail the left, to Lockyers Road instead of Lawsons Long Alley.
Instead of going down Lawsons Long Alley, follow the trail that starts parallel to the road to the left.
The trail starts out following a power line, to the trail down the ridge.
At the split in the trail follow the directions down Lockyers Road, away from the power lines.
The trail follow the top of a narrow ridge with intermittent views on both sides.
At the end of the ridge, the trail gradually descends into the valley.
After reaching the bottom, follow the directions to Cox Road to the left or take the detour to the picnic area at the track head.
The picnic area has some tables in the shade and latrines.
Continue the walk by following the direction to Cox Road.
Follow the road along the farm field, until a sign to Mount York veers off to the left down a narrow trail.
The trail gets a little rought, but has many signs pointing the right way.
The walk leads between two farm fields towards Mount York.
Eventually the walking track starts to wind its way steeply up Mount York.
Near the top there are several trails that all lead to the Mount York car park.
Many lookouts suround the car park.
Follow the signs to the car park to find the monument and main lookout.
From the car park follow the walking trail along the main road away from Mount York.
Along the way there are several lookouts down side trail to the right of the track.
Make your way out of the park along the main road.
From the intersection with the highway follow the footpath to the left back to Mount Victoria.
Head left down Station Street back to the trains.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.