Grand Canyon Track

Blue Mountains National Park

“Creeks, waterfalls and spectacular views are just some of the things that make this walk really great.”

Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line the awesome Grand Canyon track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. The historic loop track takes you into the heart of this World Heritage-listed landscape. It's an intimate and adventurous track which walkers have trodden since 1907.

Setting out from Evans lookout, the well-shaded track meanders through luscious native vegetation of ferns and golden wattles, and remains close to Greaves Creek, all of which combine to make this a particularly good walk for the summer months. Shorten the loop by leaving a second car at the Evans Lookout Road entrance or spend the day and stop for lunch at the nearby picnic area before returning to the lookout.

Although there are loads of semi-ledges which make up this challenging walk, you don’t need specialist hiking or abseiling equipment, so comfortable walking shoes are all you’ll need to get out there and explore.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
1010m
Maximum Elevation
318m
Total Climb

Getting there

Grand Canyon track starts at Evans lookout in the northern precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.

To get there:

  • Turn right off Great Western Highway into Evans Lookout Road near Blackheath
  • Continue along Evans Lookout Road, following the signs to Evans lookout.  

The loop track can also be started from the parking area on the southern side along Evans Lookout Road or at the nearby picnic area.

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

The walk is clearly signed.  The gps track is also uploaded.

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Blue-Mountains-National-Park/Grand-Canyon-Track/walking

http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-blackheath-/grand-canyon-track.html

Comments

Beautiful. Great contrast to the cliff top walks we'd been doing. Was worried the kids (6 & 8yo) would struggle with the elevation change but they handled it fine. We started with the descent at Evans Lookout and a more gradual climb back to the carpark.

Richard Mason on 14 Nov, 2018

Gorgeous walk. So beautiful from start to finish.

Mon86 on 27 Aug, 2018

Started at 7:30 AM from Westmead and drove for 1.5 hours and it was misty near Blue mountains. Enjoyed the drive in the pleasant weather. Parked in between Evan's lookout and Neat Gleanes car park and started the hike from Evan's lookout at 9 AM. Did not meet any human during the first 60 minutes. Well laid trial with clear directions. Completed by 10:30 at Neat Gleanes and walked to the car park. Left the place at 11 AM. Good and a moderate hike. Enjoyed it

Ravi on 17 Dec, 2017

Did this walk today and it's amazing. But for my unfit self I'd classify it as "hard" with the steps. I would recommend doing the loop in a clockwise direction - almost everyone I saw was going anti-clock wise but the descent/ascent at the Evans lookout end is steeper and would be more punishing on tired legs. Lots of photo opportunities and you'd definitely get wet feet in rainier times with all the creek crossings and ledges.

Lyric on 19 Sep, 2017

A gorgeous walk.

Amanda on 9 Sep, 2017

Have done this at least 4 times

Deborah on 15 Apr, 2017

Beautiful. An amazing walk through the canyon with mosses, waterfalls, caves and creeks. This one has quite a few stairs but it's worth.

rob.bushman on 9 May, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. Loved walking beneath the waterfalls.

Kate on May, 2013

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