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Grand Canyon track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Set out from Grand Canyon carpark near Blackheath and be met with a series of waterfalls, creeks and spectacular views along the challenging Grand Canyon track in the Blue Mountains.

6.3km loop
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade 3
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, compass, topographic map, gps
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as the creek can flood after heavy rain.
  • Download the free NSW National Parks app to use the park's maps and information without mobile reception.

Sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line 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, adventurous, and popular track which walkers have trodden since 1907.

Setting out from Grand Canyon carpark this well-shaded track meanders through luscious native vegetation of ferns and golden wattles and remains close to Greaves Creek. All of these things combine  to make this a particularly good walk for the summer months.

Although there are loads of semi-ledges which make up this challenging walk, it is one of the rare locations where you don’t need specialist hiking or abseiling equipment to explore a canyon. Comfortable walking shoes are all you’ll need to get out there and explore. Still feeling energetic? Try the nearby Cliff Top walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Along the way:

  • 2 visitors taking in the view from Evans lookout in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/DPE © DPE

    Evans lookout

    Head to Evans lookout if you're seeking an accessible spot with iconic Blue Mountains views, especially at at sunrise or sunset. It's also the starting point for several walks.

  • Creek waters and lush vegetation along Grand Canyon track in Blue Mountains National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

    Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon is a short, technical canyon only suitable for fit and experienced canyoners. You’ll need to swim, scramble and do a 20m over-hanging abseil.


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