Pulpit Rock Car Park to Lower Lookout
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

40 min to 45 min

820 m
return

↑ 176 m
↓ -176 m

Hard track
This walk takes in the fabulous views across the Grose Valley. It covers the combination of the upper lookout, providing the easiest access, the middle lookout, and the lower lookout, which involves many more stairs. The upper lookout gives the best views across the valley, while the middle lookout gives similar scenic views. The lower lookout, however, has great views of the cliffs around the Grose Valley from a unique perspective. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Picnic Shelter. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs from Pulpit Rock car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Marker on Pulpit Rock's top lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Grose Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Pulpit Rock Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Seat on lower lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Lower Pulpit Rock Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Grose Valley Cliffs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.6180083,150.3283835)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Hat Hill Road then drive for 4.7 km
  • Turn right onto Pulpit Rock Road and drive for another 610 m
  • Turn left onto Pulpit Rock Road and drive for another 320 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk follows the sign to 'Pulpit Rock Lookout', down the stairs from the car park. The track continues down to a shelter and toilet, and then steeply heads down another flight of stairs, before flattening out and then descending more stairs to the signposted intersection.
From the intersection, this walk goes down the stairs, following the sign to 'Pulpit Rock'. The track heads down the hill to a flat area with awesome views over the Grose Valley.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m veer left.
After another 20 m pass the shelter (7 m on your right).
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 85 m come to the "Pulpit Rock Upper Lookout" (15 m on your right).
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 30 m come to "Pulpit Rock Lookout".
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Pulpit Rock Lookout

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the Grose Valley and back towards Blackheath, with Bridal Veil Falls and the Govetts Leap cliff edge in view. The lookout has many levels with the uppermost lookout having the easiest access.
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Pulpit Rock Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the Grose Valley and back towards Blackheath, with Bridal Veil Falls and the Govetts Leap cliff edge in view. The lookout has many levels with the uppermost lookout having the easiest access.

A seat.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 410 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Pulpit Rock Car Park to Lower Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 820 m
Time 40 min to 45 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 70 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 450 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
70 m[shelter]
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