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Escarpment walk is a 13km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the Guy Fawkes River National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.
Follow the lovely Escarpment walk to Chaelundi Falls for amazing views of the falls tumbling down into the valley. A bit further along the track, you’ll come to Lucifer’s Thumb, a finger of rock that spreads out into the gorge. Take a seat and enjoy breathtaking 180-degrees views out over the park and Guy Fawkes River.
The walk to the waterfall is a fairly level, easy walk for young children, with a spectacular reward at its end. If you want to walk further, you can head all the way to the Spring Gully picnic area, 8km from the campground.
Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies and jacky lizards sunning themselves on the rocks, as well as the peregrine falcon, the fastest bird in the world.
About the Region
Guy Fawkes River National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Guy Fawkes River National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Escarpment walk is in the Chaelundi campground precinct of Guy Fawkes River National Park. The walking track starts at Chaelundi campground. To get there:From Dorrigo:Take the Tyringham Road through to the Grafton/Armidale RoadTurn right onto the Grafton/Armidale Road, travel 4km and turn left at Dundurrabin onto Sheepstation Creek Road (gravel road starts).6km along Sheepstation Creek Road, turn left onto Chaelundi Road.Travel 17km along Chaelundi Road, then turn left onto Misty Creek Road.The campground is 11km down Misty Creek RoadFrom Grafton:Take Grafton/Armidale Road, travel 81km and turn right at Dundurrabin onto Sheepstation Creek Road (gravel road starts).6km along Sheepstation Creek Road, turn left onto Chaelundi Road.Travel 17km along Chaelundi Road, then turn left onto Misty Creek Road.The campground is 11km down Misty Creek RoadFrom Ebor:Take Grafton/Armidale Road east for 15kmTurn left at Hernani onto Marengo Road and proceed for 11km (gravel road starts).Turn right onto Hardens Road and proceed for 12kmTurn left onto Chaelundi Road and proceed for 7kmTurn left onto Misty Creek RoadThe campground is 11km down Misty Creek Road Parking Parking is available at Chaelundi campground.
From the start of Escarpment walk, Chaelundi Falls is 500m, Lucifers Thumb is 2km, and Spring Gully picnic area is 8km.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.