Hike the Fairy Bower/Cox's Cave Loop

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Distance

3.1 miles

Route Type

Loop

Added by Andrew Coull

Beautiful loop track that encompasses the beautiful sand stone caves and temperate forest of the upper Blue Mountains.

This hike is around a 5 kilometre (3 miles) round trip, starting from fairy bower picnic area, the track follows beside a creek, and is slightly muddy after rain. On reaching the intersection turn right heading up hill through the grotto, an absolutely magical spot with many ferns and mosses. Upon reaching  fairy bower, which has a picnic table and a small waterfall, continue up hill until you reach a second intersection, ( from here you can walk to the peak of Mt Piddington).  Turning left will take you back down hill into a gully, following this down you will reach the ladder to Cox's cave with has some brilliant views of the greater valley, continuing on from the ladder down you follow the track left, and bring you back to the first intersection, turn right to head back to fairy bower picnic area.

Highlights are the Grotto and Cox's cave, there are quite a number of birds that can be seen or heard.

It is fairly well signposted, but people still become lost, so a map is a must. 

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