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Jack Evans walking track is a 2.6km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Named in honour of a labourer from the nearby Warragamba Dam, Jack Evans walking track leads through picturesque rock formations. Located in the southern reaches of Blue Mountains National Park, it’s a perfect hike for experienced walkers and keen nature photographers.
Passing towering angophoras and grass trees, the hard track descends steeply into the gorge. Be sure to look for the rare ground orchids when you stop to admire the shifting light and shadows across the rock walls.
Arriving at Erskine Creek, deep swimming holes provide a refreshing dip in summer. You might be lucky to glimpse a platypus in the waterways that form part of the Blue Labyrinth; an enigmatic maze of canyons and gorges.
Unpack a picnic and soak up the remote beauty of this unspoilt region, so close to civilisation. Challenge yourself with some rock-hopping along the creek before retracing your steps. Visit Glenbrook – Nepean lookout before leaving for magnificent views of Fairlight Gorge. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Take a virtual tour of Jack Evans walking 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.
Jack Evans walking track is in the Glenbrook precinct of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:From Glenbrook, follow the signs via Ross Street and then Bruce RoadAfter entering the park follow The Oaks trail across Glenbrook Gorge and continueTurn left into Nepean Lookout trailJack Evans walking track is on the right shortly before Glenbrook – Nepean lookout. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Jack Evans walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available on Nepean Lookout trail.
The second section of the track is no longer available to walkers, due to Scheduled Lands for water protection. To maintain the cleanest water possible for Sydney, please don’t use the portion of the track across the creek.
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
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.