Mountains of Sydney - Genowlan
A magical hidden valley, sitting 500 metres above the surrounding landscape. The summit itself is not that interesting; but the Genowlan plateau itself is a must-visit destination and you could easily spend several days exploring this area. Research online for information on exploring Genowlan further.
The first part of this climb is quite difficult, through steep overgrown scrub. After that it is an easy walk along fire trails to the summit.
Drive north from Lithgow along Castlereagh Highway. At Capertee, turn off Castlereagh Highway and head east along Glen Davis Road for about 6.5km. The turnoff to the left is small and not well signposted. It is a steep dirt road suitable for 2WD cars. At the top, park at the campsite.
Directions to the summit
1. Follow a dilapidated fence line on the southern boundary of the private property. You then enter a narrow, steep gully. Follow the gully eastwards all the way up the hill.
2. You reach a huge cave. Follow the gully to the left of the cave.
3. You reach a flat saddle. Head north to keep climbing, or detour south to visit Airly Turrets.
4. Airly Turrets are worth a visit. There is a dirt ramp in the middle of the turrets that runs all the way to the top. From here there are great views.
5. Once you reach the fire trail, it is much easier going. Follow the trail east and down into the valley.
6. Turn left at the junction.
7. At the T intersection, turn right.
8. There are no views at the summit.
9. One area worth visiting is "The Grotto". A beautiful narrow canyon filled with ferns.