Summary: Sweeping views over the Kedumba Valley to Mount Solitary from Lions Head, which is reached by a 6.9km return bushwalk from Kings Tableland Road.

It’s 7km return bushwalk to Lions Head – but there are some spectacular views along most of the trail. The informal lookout at the end of the Lions Head ridge offers a view over the Kedumba Valley to Mount Solitary.

You get a good view of the Kedumba River Crossing campground, which was once part of the pioneering Maxwell Farm. William Maxwell, the son of a convict, established his family at the far end of the Kedumba Valley in the latter half of the 19th century with his wife Mary Ann (nee Thompson). You can see a few historic buildings, including Maxwell’s Slab Hut, above the main clearing.

To the north of Mount Solitary is Narrow Neck.

Getting to Lions Head

The unmarked Lions Head trail starts from Kings Tableland Road 4.9km from the old Qieen Victoria Hospital, and 9km from the Great Western Highway, at Wentworth Falls. There’s limited parking along the shoulder of Kings Tableland Road.

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