Porters Pass and Colliers Causeway
The Porters Pass and Colliers Causeway tracks are part of a network managed by Blue Mountains City Council, as opposed to National Parks. Popular with rock climbers, these historic tracks give you a great view west across the Kanimbla Valley from above and lead you alongside dramatic sandstone faces and through rainforests below.
Allow half a day, bring everything you need and get ready to give those legs a work out on the way down… and up.
Location Blackheath Distance 7.5 km Time Allow 3-4 hours Grade Medium-Hard. Grade 4 Start Centennial Glen Carpark Recommended for People with some bushwalking experience and reasonable fitness. Highlights Descend (many!) uneven hand-cut stone steps beside waterfalls and cascades. Pass through lush rainforest sections, scramble across rocks and stepping stones and admire this popular rockclimbing location.
Remember what goes down, must come up.
Notes and Tips You’ll need proper hiking shoes for all the rough, uneven and slippery ground – no thongs.
Download an app like Pocket Earth (or any app that shows Open Street Maps) to reveal all the different tracks in the area. There’s lots of them and you want to make sure you take the right one, oh and that can be overgrown in parts!
There’s a toilet at the carpark.
What to take Carry a small backpack with water, food, first aid kit, mobile phone, camera, jacket, sunhat. I’ve got a handy post on what to pack for a day hike here, which includes downloadable packing lists.