(GBMT) ride with a visit to Anvil Rock. You can also catch the train or drive to Blackheath and explore from there, or link to the Hanging Rock Trail.

Distance: 17km return from Blackheath Station
Time Required: 3-5 hours. depending on skill level, lunch and sightseeing stops
Grade: Medium
Fitness Level: Average fitness required. Expect to walk some hills – it’s all part of the fun! It’s also a great excuse to stop and check out the views
Experience: Beginner and up. Always ride within your ability
Terrain: Graded fire trail
Trail Surface: Rocky, Gravel, Sandy, Clay, Waterbars

Note: Mobile reception is variable. Weather can change rapidly so pack clothing accordingly. Always have a minimum of 2 litres of water on you.


The Anvil Rock Trail follows a well-graded road along a ridge line out to two fantastic lookouts – one taking in the rock itself, and the other at Perry’s Lookdown. This ride is a great off-road introduction for new riders –  there are no major climbs, and the reasonably smooth dirt road make for a fast, easy ride. Fantastic views of the Blue Mountains are on offer for most of the ride and on a clear day the Sydney skyline is clearly visible.

Another classic Blue Mountains “out and back” adventure, this ride follows Hat Hill Road out of Blackheath, eventually transforming into a gentle fire trail and flowing out to the lookouts. You won’t get lost on this ride, and can also expect to encounter some traffic, as the trail is also open to cars – these views are for everybody to enjoy!