Megalong 3 day hike

Event Details
Megalong 3 day hike
Fri 8th Jul 2022 (7.30am) to Sun 10th Jul 2022 (6pm)
Blackheath Station
Railway Parade, Blackheath, NSW 2785
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Participant (Scout, Venturer, Rover, Leader) - Free
Open: Fri 15th Apr 2022 (12am)
Close: Fri 24th Jun 2022 (11pm)
Maximum 14 people
Brief Summary:
During school holidays. 3 day practice hike. Medium and hard grades. River crossings. Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders. A high level of fitness is required.
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Additional Information

Access to Coxs River has reopened. If access to Katoomba via Narrowneck remains closed this activity will loop back to Old Ford Reserve via Medlow Gap, Mitchells Creek Trail, Carlon Farm, Green Gully and Megalong Road. If access to Katoomba via the Six Foot Track and Nellies Glen remains closed we may finish at Old Ford Reserve. If we have low numbers we may camp at Carlon Farm/Dunphy’s campground on both nights. 7 May

This activity may be cancelled at short notice due to health requirements.

Covid Safe Plan and QR code check in.

If feeling unwell please stay home.

Practice 3 day, Megalong Valley

Day 1 Old Ford Reserve to Jenolan River flats via Tinpot Hill approx. 16 km
Day 2 Jenolan River flats to Medlow Gap via Knights Deck approx. 9 km
Day 3 Medlow Gap to Narrow Neck Lookout via Tarros Ladder approx. 16 km

Involves river crossings, rough and overgrown tracks, steep terrain, less defined tracks, climb spikes Taros Ladder. Not for those who are uncomfortable with heights. Please note this route includes significant climb in elevation.

Meet Blackheath station 7:30 am carpool or maxi taxi to Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley (15 km via sealed road) We can wait for the train from sydney arriving Blackheath 7:37 am. Start at Old Ford Reserve 8:45 am Friday, Finish at Katoomba Sunday 6 pm.

Proposed Route

Old Ford, Green Gully, Dunphys campground (toilet),  Ironpot Ridge, Tinpot Hill, Galong Creek, Flaggi Clear, Grand Bluffs, Jenolan River (camp) Wallaroo Point, Breakfast Creek, Blue Dog Spur, Knights Deck, Blue Dog Ridge,  Top Black Horse, Kennel Flat, Medlow Gap (camp), Mount Dilbert, Little Cedar Gap, Tarros Ladder, Clear Hill, Bushwalkers Hill, Firetower (toilet), Narrowneck Trail, Locked gate, Golden Stairs carpark, Waterboard Ladders carpark, Cliff drive, Katoomba

Registrations Open