For a chance to go wild, pack your hiking boots and head for Mount Solitary walking track in Blue Mountains National Park. A challenging track that will enchant experienced bushwalkers, it passes through heath, woodlands and rainforest with spellbinding views and birdwatching.
From the historic Federal Pass, walk where the old horse drawn tramway once ran to Ruined Castle. From Koorowall Knife Edge it’s a rough unformed track up along the ridge of Mount Solitary, with a short detour to Chinamans Gully which offers spectacular valley views.
At the top, bask in the spellbinding views and look for eagles surfing the valley thermals.
Gaze across Jamison Valley before you revel in the textured hills and dramatic Katoomba cliff-line. To the south lie the rugged ravines of Wild Dog mountains and the unspoilt Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness.
This is a 12 km return walk for experienced bushwalkers and can take 6 to 9 hours to complete.