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Crossing the Blue Mountains – Penrith to Katoomba

Stage 9: Leura to Katoomba via Giant Staircase & Furber Steps

11.9km +1,409m -1,416m

The route we take today is through Leura Cascades and across the top of Leura to Echo Point via mulitple lookouts – all offering a slightly different perspective of Mt Solitary and the Jamieson Valley. Near Echo Point we descend the Giant Staircase to walk along the forested bottom to the Furber steps where we climb all 951 stairs to the top. 


Post Trail Thoughts

This stage is an accessible hike for most people with good fitness despite a signficant number of stairs. The tracks are well-formed and signage exists making navigation relatively straight forward. It would also be easy to break this up into smaller sections as there are several exit points. Allow 5.5 to 6 hours to walk the entire route with breaks.


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