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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, 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
  • 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.
  • Download the free NSW National Parks app for iPhone or Android to use the park's maps and information without mobile reception.

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

    International student tour: Grand Canyon

    Experience this magnificent rainforest environment in the Blue Mountains National Park. Descend into a special slot canyon, past creeks and waterfalls, and learn about local wildlife along the way.

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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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