The Deep Pass Trail
Wiradjuri Country

1 h to 2 h

2.3 km
oneway

↑ 151 m
↓ -147 m

Moderate track
Going through one of the prettiest campsites near Lithgow, the Deep Pass Trail goes steeply into a valley surrounded by amazing cliffs, and up the other side. Nayook Canyon is a good sidetrip, with beautiful cascading waterfalls that the track climbs around. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri 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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Just south-east of Deep Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Deep Pass Carpark (NW). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Deep Pass Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Down on Nayook Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The track on the southern side of Deep Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Going up to the Deep Pass Carpark (Sth). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The cliffs surrounding Deep Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
One of the falls along Nayook Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The track at Int of Nayook Crk and Carpark Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 (-33.3402429,150.3000388)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Mort Street, B59
  • Turn on to Bridge Street then drive for 235 m
  • Turn right onto Inch Street and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Atkinson Street, 1 and drive for another 12.1 km
  • Continue onto Glow Worm Tunnel Road, 1 and drive for another 6.3 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Deep Pass Trail and drive for another 320 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 320 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 370 m
  • Turn left onto Mount Cameron Trail and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 800 m
Finish (-33.3475593,150.3067291)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk heads past the gate and the information signs, and down the management trail. This goes steadily downhill, with occasional steep sections, until reaching the bottom of this valley and a small creek, just before a large clearing. (The management trail in this section is in disrepair. In several sections, the trail has large trees going across the track and it is therefore necessary to climb over these or walk around them.)....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 45 m head through the bollard.
After another 860 m turn sharp left.
After another 125 m turn right.
After another 40 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km head through the bollard.
After another 10 m come to the end.

Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 40 m turn around.
There is a camp site (about 4 m back from the start).
After another 80 m turn around.
After another 75 m turn left, to head along Canyon Walk.
After another 510 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 700 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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The Deep Pass Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.3 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 0 m (plus an extra 35 m along side route) from the start.

Toilet: There is one 1.1 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
0 m[camp site]
Toilet
1.1 km[toilet]
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