The Course

Scenic World UTA951 participants will travel from Scenic World down into the valley on the Scenic Railway. The start line of the Scenic World UTA951 is just above the Scenic Railway lower station where the Scenic World boardwalks exit onto Federal Pass.

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This climb has 951 stairs and about 220m of elevation gain. The course is 1.15km in length.
From the start at the edge of Scenic World, travel 100m on Federal Pass to the base of Furber Steps. Turn left up Furber Steps and follow signs to ‘Katoomba –Cliff Drive’ ignoring all side tracks (Vera’s Grotto, Furber Lookout, Lyne’s Point, Queen Victoria Lookout, Underfall Walk and Rainforest Lookout). Just after Rainforest Lookout, turn left onto ‘Katoomba Falls Round Walk’ to ‘Scenic World car park via Prince Henry Cliff Walk.’ Continue up the stairs past two side lookouts. When you finally reach the top, turn left to Scenic World ignoring the track to the right marked ‘Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Echo Point’. Continue to the finish line at Scenic World!

The course will be well marked and marshalled.


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If training on any walking tracks of the course please take care and give way to members of the general public. This is especially important if you are planning a run on any sections of walking track near Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls between the hours of 9am and 4pm due to the huge number of tourists you are likely to encounter.

Please note you must not take dogs into National Parks. Please also obey all information signs such as track closures, etc. Also note that smoking is banned in all NSW National Parks.

It is advisable to check on any track closures that may be in place at the time of your trip. Track maintenance requiring closures does occur periodically throughout the year. For updates on track closures, check the local alerts / track closures section of the Blue Mountains National Parks website.