See the Blue Mountains without the crowds: The Walls walking track

Seeing the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney is high on any hikers or travelers’ bucket lists. However, due to this the Blue Mountains hiking trails are densely populated so the chances of getting a look out for yourself are low. However, with research and avoiding popular areas like Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Blackheath, and Leura, it is possible to see the Blue Mountains without the crowds. The Walls walking track is one of the best Blue Mountains hikes where you can experience the iconic sights of the mountains without the crowds.

On this hike, it is important to take safety seriously. One way to do this is by having a PLB handy. Find out what it is and why you need it here.

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The Walls walking track is a short but rugged trail to The Walls lookout, where you can see the ominous cliffs and mountains which the Blue Mountains are known for. The lookout offers 180-degree views of the Blue Mountains valleys and structures, which really puts the size of the national park in perspective.

The track to this lookout is suitable for most fitness levels. However it is important to note that this trail is unmaintained and there are no railings or support, so you will need to be confident on your feet to complete this hike.

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How to find:

Length 2.4kms return Grade: Moderate

Located on the Bells Line Road towards Lithgow you’ll find this lookout.

The start of the walking track to Walls Lookout is located on Bells Line of Road. Turn into Pierces Pass Road at the large “Pierces Pass Picnic Area” sign.

Pierces Pass Rd is located approximately 1.5 km west of Mount Banks Rd and 2.5 km southeast of Mount Wilson Rd. Refer to this map for the exact location on Google Maps.

Straight after turning into Pierces Pass Rd, turn left into the little parking area for the walking track to Walls Lookout.

the walls walking track towards the walls lookout in the blue mountains
the walls walking track view

Things to note about The Walls Walking Track

  • Toilet and Picnic facilities are available at Pierces Pass Picnic area
  • Wildlife is common along this trail: be on the lookout for snakes, lizards, birds, and wallabies
  • No railings
  • Stable shoes are required for this hike
  • No dogs

If you’re looking for a more adventurous hike in the Blue Mountains, make sure you check out Cox’s Cave while you’re in the area.


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