Bookings are not required for individuals or small family groups. All organised larger groups, including schools, scouts, guides, defence forces, walking clubs etc, must register before starting the walk.
Mountain bikes are allowed between Jenolan Caves Road and the Coxs River Camp Ground, no restrictions and between the Coxs River Camp Ground and the Megalong Valley Road on a trial basis only.
Mountain Bikes are not allowed from Katoomba (start) to Megalong Valley Road, from Jenolan Caves Road to the Jenolan Caves or on the access track that links the Coxs River Camp Ground to the Swing Bridge on the western side of the Coxs River.
Please do not take your mountain bike on to the Swing Bridge. See the Six Foot Track map to identify the areas available for MTB use.
Basic facilities provided at the Coxs River and Black Range Camp Grounds include composting toilet, rain water tank, and a small open shelter. Alum Creek Camp Ground has no facilities.
No. Theses tanks are fed by rain water only and in times of low rainfall and high usage, may be empty.
All water (including tank water) should be treated to minimise the risk of ill health. It is recommended that all walkers take sufficient water for their needs.
The Black Range Camp Ground has a no camp fire at any time rule, due to its location within a State Forest. Camp fires in general are not approved of anywhere on the Six Foot Track. It is requested that all walkers carry and use a portable fuel stove only.
The track may be closed at this time. It is recommended that walkers do not undertake the walk during this period.
Classified as Hard (4), long sections of steps with frequent obstacles, suitable for people who walk regularly with a backpack and are used to camping. Walkers with heart or breathing difficulties should not attempt this track.
It is well signposted with directional and distance markers. All walkers should use the Six Foot Track map/brochure which gives a comprehensive breakdown of average walking times, distances, altitude and other important information.
Phone reception is limited to those sections of the track which pass over elevated positions, most of the time reception is not available. The Six Foot Track Heritage Trust supports the Think before you Trek initiative by the NSW Police and the NPWS. It encourages bushwalkers to TREK:
T - Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment.
R - Register your planned route and tell friends and family when you expect to return.
E - Emergency beacons (PLB's) are available free of charge from the NSW Police Force and NPWS.
K - Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails.
As part of this programme it can provide bushwalkers and adventurers in the Blue Mountains with a free loaned Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). These PLBs are available from Springwood and Katoomba Police Stations and Blackheath NPWS office. Click here to read more.
No. Although there are commercial tour operators based at Katoomba that may provide this service at a cost. Bookings are essential.
The track is managed by Crown Lands.
State Recreational Trails Coordinator
PO Box 2185
DANGAR NSW 2309
T: 1300 886 235