Woodford Station to cliff lookout

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 hrs 30 mins

8.6 km Return

346 m

Hard track
Woodford Station allows for easy access to this impressive lookout. The walk to the lookout is mainly on service trail, however the view is found by following a narrow bush track. The cliffs are quite high and unfenced providing a good vista over the trees.
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Maps for the Woodford Station to cliff lookout walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Springwood 1:25 000 Map Series 90304S SPRINGWOOD NSW-90304S
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Jamison 1:25 000 Map Series 89302N JAMISON NSW-89302N
Katoomba 1:25 000 Map Series 89301S KATOOMBA NSW-89301S
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030
Katoomba 1:100 000 Map Series 8930 KATOOMBA 8930

Cross sectional view of the Woodford Station to cliff lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Woodford Station to cliff lookout

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 8.6 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 3.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 730m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

3.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 730m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (95m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


3.5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 730m is clearly signposted. The remaining (95m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 4.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


3.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 730m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (95m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Woodford Station to cliff lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Woodford Station to cliff lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Woodford Station to cliff lookout walk starts and ends at the Woodford Station (gps: -33.735763, 150.48228)
Your transport options to Woodford Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wstcl

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂