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Women's Castle Head Hike Community Meet Up

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Castle Head is a short, yet easy walk with incredible views over Ruined Castle and Mt Solitary in the Blue Mountains.

If you're looking to get into hiking and meet like-minded women who enjoy the outdoors, this is a fabulous meet-up to join. It's not a well-known trail (even though it is close to Katoomba), which means we will likely have the trail to ourselves.

We will meet at the Locked Gates at the end of Narrow Neck Road where our walk will begin. Heading over the gate, we walk on a fire trail for the first section, which is well maintained. From the Castle Head Sign, the trail turns left into a single bush track and starts going gently uphill before a short steep section to get to the first amazing view point.

As the group walks towards Castle Head Lookout, views of the Ruined Castle where we run our Women s Overnight Hike will start to appear! View this amazing trip here. You will also have views down to the Cox River on the right and the Three Sisters on your left. It s truly breathtaking and a great place to stop and have some morning tea (bring something for yourself or to share if you like!), it s always really nice to sit and relax here for a while.

At the end of the walk, you may like to go back into Katoomba and get a coffee together.


  • Length: 4.5 km
  • Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Style: Return
  • Meeting time: 9.15am, to leave at 9.20am
  • Start: Narrow Neck Plateau Trail (locked gate, view meeting location)
  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park
  • Closest town: Katoomba

Getting There

Narrow Neck Plateau Trail is open and it is a well-maintained fire trail. To get to the locked gates, travel by car from the Narrow Neck Plateau Trail turn-off, approximately 5 minutes on the dirt fire trail until you reach the locked gate. Click here for the pinned location. There is often little reception at the locked gate, so please look up where you are going before leaving home and give yourself enough time. View the photos below to see a picture of the locked gate location.

Note: There are no bathrooms at our meeting location. It s best to stop at Katoomba Falls Reserve (view link) before driving out on Narrow Neck Road.

Please Bring

  • Day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • 1 L water
  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera or phone
  • Personal medication
  • Snack
  • Optional hiking stick (or your walking poles) helpful on the steps

Please remember, you'll be participating at your own risk, as this isn't a guided Women Want Adventure event. Be sure to check the hike's grade to ensure it's suitable for you.

To learn more about Women Want Adventure or view all our women's outdoor adventures, click here.


Who is this walk for? For women who wish to meet like-minded friends, spend time outdoors, and get moving in nature. It s an excellent way to make friends and explore the Blue Mountains.

Who are Women Want Adventure? We re a company big on adventure, creating outdoor experiences for women seeking inspiration and connection with like-minded individuals. Our unique and empowering environment is led by experienced and highly qualified female guides. We ensure you have the guidance and expertise necessary for a safe and memorable adventure. We cater to women eager for the thrill of hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, and various other activities. We offer a supportive community where you can be yourself and explore the great outdoors with confidence. Meet our Team Here.

Do many women turn up alone? Almost everyone, nearly all the time! While some women initially come with a friend, or with their mother or daughter, please remember we re for those over 18 years of age.

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

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