Castle Head Track, Blue Mountains

The Castle Head Track is a short track that comes off of Narrow Neck Plateau at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. The total length of the walk depends on whether you start it at Katoomba Station, or drive in and begin at the locked gate on Narrow Neck itself.

When you reach the end of the Castle Head track you’re rewarded with sensational views over Ruined Castle and out to Mount Solitary. Castle Head is not a loop track, you walk out the way you came in.

Location:

off Narrow Neck Plateau, Katoomba

Nearest Train Station:

Katoomba Station is 3.2km or 40 mins walk from Glenraphael Drive which is where you start walking toward Narrow Neck Plateau and then on to Castle Head track. If you have a car and want to cut down your walking time, there is a carpark you can access via Glenraphael Drive to have your walk start at Narrow Neck’s locked gates instead of at Katoomba Station.

Facilities:

  • none — make sure you have everything you need before you get on to Glenraphael Drive and Narrow Neck

Visit for:

  • views of Mount Solitary

  • the bush-bash track through the scrubby plateau

  • Jamison Valley views

More info:

Views:

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