Mountains of Sydney - Mount Banks
A relatively easy walk suitable for families, with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains gorges. Allow 2 hours return.
Drive west along the Bells Line of Road. 8km west of Mount Tomah, there is a small turn off to the left. Follow this dirt road for another 1km till you reach a small car park and picnic area.
Directions to the summit
1. From the car park, follow the signs to the "Ridge Track". Follow this up the hill.
2. There is a great lookout area half the way up the hill, with 270 degree views.
3. Continue following the track up till you reach the summit.
4. The track continues over the other side for a short distance where there is a view to the south over the Grose Valley. Return the way you came, or do a loop via the fire trail.