Mount Solitary, rising 950 meters above sea level, is one of the most prominent peaks in the Blue Mountains and can be seen from many vantage points around the Katoomba region.
For those who are physically fit and up for a challenge, the six-hour trek to the summit takes you through lush rainforest and offers panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains, along with the opportunity to spot various wildlife such as wallabies and kangaroos.
For those a seeking shorter hike, I suggest the trail leading to The Ruined Castle. It's approximately a 4km walk from the Golden Staircase on Narrow Neck. Upon descending the stairs, the path meanders through eucalyptus forests until reaching the remarkable rock formation known as The Ruined Castle. Scaling to the top of these rocks rewards hikers with magnificent vistas of Mount Solitary valley and the neighboring mountains.