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Rodriguez Pass walking track

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Rodriguez Pass walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    4 - 7hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    12km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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    Rodriguez Pass walking track is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. To get there:

    From Sydney:

    • Drive west on Great Western Highway to Blackheath.
    • Turn right on to Govetts Leap Road and drive 3km, until you reach the end of the road.
    • The walk starts to the left of Govetts Leap lookout.
    • You can also drive to Evans lookout, at the end of Evans Lookout Road, if you plan to walk in the opposite direction.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Govetts Leap lookout or Evans lookout. Bus parking is available.

    Facilities

    • Toilets, picnic facilities and parking are available at Govetts Leap lookout and Evans lookout.
    • You’ll need to bring plenty of water and snacks for this strenuous hike. Drinking water is not available in this park, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • Water from creeks and rivers in Blue Mountains National Park is not suitable for drinking.
    • There are no bins along the walking track, so please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Permitted

    Camping

    Camping is permitted at designated campgrounds only. The walk-in Acacia Flat campground is a sign posted 3km walk from Junction Rock.

    Prohibited

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    You'll need to bring a gas or liquid fuel stove if you plan to camp at Acacia Flat campground, as wood and other solid fuel fires are not permitted.

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Rodriguez Pass walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Image: OEH

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    Hikers rock hopping on Rodriguez Pass walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.