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Pulpit walking track is a 7km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
Pulpit Rock is an isolated pinnacle standing away from the cliff-face on a massive blade of rock. You can walk to it from Govetts Leap, enjoying heathlands, swamps, waterfalls, and an ever-changing view of the Grose Valley.
The track begins to the left of Govetts Leap lookout – go down the steps into the shelter of a small creek, where black wattles grow in thick stands. From here, cross the bridge and follow the track to the cliff edge. You’ll pass several small lookouts on route giving you the chance to admire a breathtaking 280-degree panorama of the Grose Valley and distant mountains. Cross Popes Glen Creek before following the steps up to a lookout above Horseshoe Falls.
The track then continues along the cliffline, around hanging swamps and open heathland – look out for wildflowers in November. Eucalypt forests then become a feature of the landscape as you near Pulpit Rock lookout. Retrace your steps back to Govetts Leap or leave a vehicle at Pulpit Rock lookout, accessed via Hat Hill Road.
Take a virtual tour of Pulpit 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.
Pulpit Rock walking track starts at Govetts Leap lookout in the northern precinct of Blue Mountains National Park.To get there:Turn right off Great Western Highway, at Blackheath traffic lights, into Govetts Leap Road.Drive for 2.5km. After passing through the park entrance, follow the signs to Govetts Leap lookout.Pulpit Rock walking track can also be accessed from Pulpit Rock lookout. Parking Parking is available at Govetts Leap lookout, including several designated spots.
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.