You can find the trail for 60ft falls tucked in behind the PCYC building off the highway at Mittagong. A nice even fire trail made for a lovely walk through the scrub under the watchful eye of several sulphur-crested cockatoos and accompanied by the babbling of a creek far below.
I made my steady descent deeper into the forest and after taking several right forks in the track came across the creek that had long been keeping me company with its melodic trickling. Getting my shoes a little wet, I used the stepping stones to cross the creek and immediately after crossing followed the small markers to take a small track that branches off the main fire trail.
Following this path it is only a few minutes until you reach the creek again where the path opens out and you can walk across the flat rocks, following the flow of the stream until you begin to hear the rushing falls directly ahead of you.
Getting down to the bottom is a little trickier, traipsing across the steep rocky face of the cliff was the short cut I took, however there is a more roundabout path that can take you to the bottom. But where's the fun in that?
Reaching the bottom of the falls I could have sat there all day, soaking up the warming sunshine on what was a mild winter's day. I will definitely be coming back here in summer for a refreshing swim!
Sitting on the rocks watching the full 60ft drop while I ate my lunch it was as though I was completely transported to a another world.
Making my way back up to the top of the falls I found another path to take on the way back to the fire trail. This trail though narrow, would be a great option for those who need a more even path to follow and especially if the water is too high for you to follow the creek bed.
The small track popped me back out about half way along the track that follows the creek and while it is a little harder to see on the way in, keep an eye out for a couple of steps and a small marker on your right hand side.
All in all this was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, soaking up some much needed vitamin D and brushing off the cobwebs from being stuck at home in iso.