Pool of Siloam
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 40 min

930 m
return

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Moderate track
This lovely walk takes you from the grassy area of Gordon Falls Reserve down through the lush vegetation and cliffs to the Pool of Siloam. The Pool and waterfall is an amazing place and cool place on warmer summer days. This walk is a great way to explore a part of the Blue Mountains after a picnic in the park and a chance to enjoy the cooler climate with the large fern trees. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Gordon Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track head at Gordon Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down from Gordon Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign beside track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down from Gordon Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Winding steps to Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stepped track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign below overhang. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track along cliffs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps down to Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Behind Pool of Siloam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Lone Pine Avenue & Pool of Siloam Track (-33.7245541,150.3320923)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Alexandra Terrace
  • Turn on to Leura Mall, BMD then drive for 165 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 215 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Leura Mall, BMD and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon Road and drive for another 510 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the lower side of Gordon Falls Reserve, this walk follows the 'Pool of Siloam' track sign into the bush, down the gentle hill (passing a track on the left). The walk passes some interesting information signs on local flora and fauna as the track becomes steeper. Continuing down the stairs, the track leads to a rock wall and a handrail. The walk heads along the base of this cliff, under a small waterfall and comes to a three-way intersection (with signposts down to the right and on the other side).....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lone Pine Avenue & Pool of Siloam Track Start heading along Pool of Siloam Track (a walking track).
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Pool of Siloam Track & Prince Henry Cliff Walk) continue straight, to head along Pool of Siloam Track.
After another 20 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 35 m pass the playground (5 m on your right).
After another 30 m to find the BBQ.
Then find the "Gorden Falls Reserve" (25 m on your right).
Gorden Falls Reserve
Gorden Falls Reserve

Gordon Falls Reserve is just off Lone Pine Ave near the intersection with Olympian Pde, Leura. The park has car parking, electric BBQ's, toilets, garbage disposal, children's play equipment, picnic tables and bench seats. The park has plenty of open area and some shaded spots. There are a number of artificial cave shelters, with picnic tables inside.
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Gordon Falls Reserve is just off Lone Pine Ave near the intersection with Olympian Pde, Leura. The park has car parking, electric BBQ's, toilets, garbage disposal, children's play equipment, picnic tables and bench seats. The park has plenty of open area and some shaded spots. There are a number of artificial cave shelters, with picnic tables inside.

Continue straight, to head along Pool of Siloam Track.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Pool of Siloam Track.
After another 295 m (at the intersection of Pool of Siloam Track & Lyrebird Dell Round Walk) turn right, to head along Pool of Siloam Track.
After another 40 m come to "Pool of Siloam".
Pool of Siloam
Pool of Siloam

The Pool of Siloam is a lovely waterhole and waterfall on Gordon Creek in the Blue Mountains National Park. This waterfall is surrounded by a moss and fern filled gully with sandstone cliffs around the edges. There is a sandstone overhang next to the waterfall. The shallow sandy pool is a lovely cool place, a great spot to stop for a snack. The track crosses the creek using a bridge in front of the waterfall. The pool derives its name from the 'Pool of Siloam' (Birkhat Hashiloah - Hebrew) in the City of David and in the Bible is where Jesus sends a man to heal him of his blindness.
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The Pool of Siloam is a lovely waterhole and waterfall on Gordon Creek in the Blue Mountains National Park. This waterfall is surrounded by a moss and fern filled gully with sandstone cliffs around the edges. There is a sandstone overhang next to the waterfall. The shallow sandy pool is a lovely cool place, a great spot to stop for a snack. The track crosses the creek using a bridge in front of the waterfall. The pool derives its name from the 'Pool of Siloam' (Birkhat Hashiloah - Hebrew) in the City of David and in the Bible is where Jesus sends a man to heal him of his blindness.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 470 m to get back to the start.
"Pool of Siloam".
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Pool of Siloam


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 930 m
Time 30 min to 40 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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