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Grand Canyon track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Setting out from Evans lookout near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, be met with a series of waterfalls, native plants, creeks and spectacular views along the challenging Grand Canyon track.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
6.3km loop
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

  • The Think before you trek initiative operates in this park, please check out the website when planning your hike
  • Check the weather before you set out as the creek can flood after heavy rain

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Grand Canyon track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall

    Grand Canyon walk

    Wander through majestic rainforest and soak up scenic canyon views on this guided walk with Life's An Adventure.

  •  Grand Canyon walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Aine Gliddon

    Inbound study tour: Australia’s Grand Canyon

    Join this guided bushwalk through a unique rainforest environment, in Blue Mountains National Park. Tailored for international students, you’ll explore a special slot canyon and learn all about the local wildlife.

  • Grand Canyon Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

    Inbound study tour: Blackheath day trip

    Join a Discovery Ranger on a breathtaking guided hike to Blackheath’s iconic Grand Canyon track. Tailored for international students, you’ll learn all about park management in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Bush Trackers

Bush Trackers was created to encourage children to engage with the environment in and around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. This program highlights the natural and cultural splendour of the greater Blue Mountains through education initiatives and bushwalks.

Charles Darwin walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

Park info

  • in 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.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
    More
    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Grand Canyon Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government