Mount Banks Road Cycle Route

Starting at Mount Banks picnic area, is a spectacular cycling route that takes in awe-inspiring views, wilderness and diverse vegetation that makes the Blue Mountains National Park so famous. Beginning at the picnic area, Mount Banks Road offers sweeping views of the Grose Valley near Mount Tomah. It’s an ideal trail for cyclists, walkers and families who love a wilderness day-trip without the crowds.

Winding through woodland and open heath, look for wildflowers along the cliff edges. This medium difficulty gravel road takes you deep into unspoilt wilderness, passing Mount Banks before arriving at the cliff-top at Banks Walls. Gaze across the magnificent valley to Grose River, Govetts Leap and the spectacular Blue Gum Forest.

Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching, if you're lucky you may see majestic wedge-tailed eagles soaring on the valley thermals or peregrine falcons. Unpack a bite to eat or head back for lunch at the picnic tables.

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