Grand Canyon track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6.3km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 336 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath

  • End: 336 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath

  • Location: Blue Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 115 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.6465787074917

  • Longitude: 150.325093360288

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Grand Canyon track is a 6.3km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

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. Still feeling energetic? Try the nearby Cliff Top walking track.
Take a virtual tour of Grand Canyon track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting there

To Evans lookout carpark. 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 BlackheathContinue 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. Park entry points Evans lookout carpark See on map Parking Parking is available along Evans Lookout Road, at Evans lookout picnic area, and at Evans lookout.

Tips

It’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
Check the weather before you set out as the creek can flood after heavy rain


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.

 

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