Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Blackheath with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Track was hard to find at times. There are some painted arrows which help. If in doubt, check the path doesn't continue on the other side of the creeks.

hiking
1 month ago

If you love stairs this is the walk for you - about 3700 in a round trip up and down Perry's Track. Honestly, I was cursing Perry and his stairs the whole way down but the views from the lookouts and of Cox's River at the bottom make it worthwhile. The sign says it's a six hour return trip but it took about two all up, or if you're up for an overnight trip there is a good camping spot at the bottom.

Great track, when you reach the bottom of the waterfall take a good rest as you'll be climbing stairs all the way and past the top!

great trail, lots of nice views.

Stunning views!

Trail was moderate until I hit greaves creek. Got stuck and lost the trail. Couldn’t figure out how to move forward. So I back tracked and went on an alternate trail. I looked up Luke Ryan’s recording post hike and can see that he also got stuck where I did, but it looks like he figured it out.

It’s one of the best hikes I’ve been on with a big climb out of the valley but the swimming holes along the trail make up for it. Even in winter you still can have a quick dip, the water temp is nearly the same as the air temp

Amazing walk! Lots of things to see. Caves, little pools and much more! There's a lot of steps but it's well worth it! If you come to the Blue Mountains, you must do this walk!

Awesome trek. Very hard!!!

Great hike. Can be challenging coming up out of the canyon for those not used to it, but it’s worth it. Grand Canyon shows a very different side of the area once all the lookouts start to look the same.

Nice hike
Stiff steps
Nice walk in the Forest down in the canyon
Hithickîng to foresee to return to your car if needed (or stormy Weather !)

Add in the Gand Canyon to your loop and you have one of the hardest but most beautiful walks, with a spectrum of vegetation/ forest of the Gross Valley. Fresh water is available along the track but best boiled. I started with 3 litres and drank the lot. Swimming at the many waterholes is very refreshing on hot summer days. A must do walk in a world heritage wilderness. You will need very good knees and ability to climb. It is also advisable to take orienteering equipment as the track is sometimes elusive. Also, consider snakes. Don’t become a statistic.

We discovered Govetts leap. Approx 7km return from Evansookout carpark. lots of steps but well worth it for the veiws.

Had to give 5 stars. An iconic walk in the upper Blue Mountains. Great views of Mt Banks, highest cliff in the Blue Mountains and great views of the Grose Valley. The Grand Canyon walk is superb with extensive periods of cool temperate rainforest. There is a fair amount of stairs, overall 640 metres of ascent and all worth it. The last part is the Braeside walk beside a sandstone bottomed creek that passes through a lush Blue Mountains hanging swamp. Can get a bit crowded in the holiday season but one of the great walks in Blackheath.

Rated hard for a reason, a word of advice... travel light

A must-do in the area.

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

One of the hardest one day loops in Blue Mountains. Hike time 7-8 hours. Do not underestimate the ascent with high steps. Take plenty of water and snacks to remain hydrated.

Really enjoyable walk. Little bit steap on the way in & out but so worth it.
Looks like they are about to repair the stairs at the Evans Head lookout entrance. Will be great to walk down once finished.

walking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Perfect walk during summer, even on a hot day. The thick jungle like setting ensures a cool and scenic walk! Be prepared for some step climbing at the end. Get there early to beat the crowds. 7-8am is a good time to start, or even earlier. It will take between 2.5-3.5 hours to complete. Bring plenty of water and snacks. There are plenty of places to stop and sit to soak in the surrounds.

It's a really nice hike.

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