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Jack Evans walking track

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

The challenging Jack Evans walking track offers swimming, rock-hopping, wildflowers in the Blue Labyrinth region of Blue Mountains National Park, near Glenbrook.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Distance
2.6km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Opening times

Jack Evans walking track, in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park, is open:

  • 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • 8.30am – 7pm (daylight savings)
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • 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.
  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
Jack Evans Track, Glenbrook Gorge, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government