Route: Blue Mountains Creek to Peak Loop

Location
New South Wales, AU
Distance
135 km
Vertical Gain
5,000 m
Description

John Newman submitted the route:

This 130km (80 mile) loop of the Blue Mountains weaves together jaw-dropping sights and a lot of the best single track in the area. It's a knockout. The loop can be run in either direction, starting from any point. Some sections are brutal but the views are worth it. Have a close look at the route here if you are curious: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1127201

The circuit is bookended by the Glenbrook Creek and spectacular views of Mt Solitary and the Three Sisters. The lowest point of the circuit is a swimming hole at Glenbrook Creek, and the views up top are exactly what people are hoping for when they think of "Blue Mountains".

Images

Comments

User Picture
Profile picture for user JNewman

I'll be having a second crack at this route tomorrow, leaving Blaxland at sunrise heading counter clockwise. I'll run it self-supported or supported, hoping to get under 24 hours. By running it without getting lost I'll be giving Stephen Redfern a more sensible route to recreate when he smashes my time this Friday. He plans to run it unsupported.

Lush photos of the North half of the run: https://strava.app.link/a2Ix5XG3Z6

I didn't make it all the way around, recovery time was probably too short. Loved it though - I got to appreciate all the scenery that was in the dark last time. Excited to see more experienced runners throw down good times.