Evans Lookout to Junction Rock
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

5 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min

11.2 km
circuit

↑ 1149 m
↓ -1149 m

Hard track
The walk from Evans Lookout takes a very scenic route down into the valley before returning along the scenic Cliff Top walk. The track takes in a wide variety of vegetation as it changes altitude. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the colourful fungi along the track, and the ferns attached to the cliff wall. If it is a hot day there is opportunity to cool off with water near junctions rock. 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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Evans Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wooden stairs between Grand Canyon and Evans LO. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Ferns on Grand Canyon wall. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fire place within boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Intersection in Grand Canyon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Railed boulder on Rodriguez Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs on Rodriguez Pass. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Waterfalls on Rodriguez Pass Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Vegetation high on Grose River bank. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of the cliffs above. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fungus near Junction Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track markings to Evans Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Arrow signage. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fungus near Govetts Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs along Govetts Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cascade on Govetts Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track past Govetts Leap falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairs through the cliffs below Govetts Leap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track to Braeside Walk from Govetts Leap Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cliff Top Track stairs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Top of Govetts Leap falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Cliff Top track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Grose Valley from Cliff Top Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Evans Lookout toilets next to track. | 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 (-33.6465886,150.3254162)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Evans Lookout Road then drive for 4.3 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the information sign at Evans Lookout car park, this walk follows the 'Evans Lookout' sign down the steps. The track passes a stone shelter on the right as it reaches the railed lookout.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Grand Canyon Track.
After 35 m pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Grand Canyon Track.
After another 30 m find the "Evans Lookout" (on your left).
Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout

Evans Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the spectacular Grose Valley, with its deep gorges, green forest and prominent cliff lines. The fenced lookout is at the end of Evans Lookout Road. There is a rock shelter hut and toilets.
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Evans Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the spectacular Grose Valley, with its deep gorges, green forest and prominent cliff lines. The fenced lookout is at the end of Evans Lookout Road. There is a rock shelter hut and toilets.

Then pass the shelter (5 m on your right).
Turn right.
After another 15 m turn right, to head along Grand Canyon Track.
After another 35 m come to the "Evans Lookout (Lower)" (15 m on your left).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon Track & Horse Track) turn right, to head along Grand Canyon Track.
After another 590 m head through/around the gate.
After another 40 m cross the stepping stones.
At the intersection of Grand Canyon Track & Rodriguez Pass Walking Track continue straight, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 165 m cross the ford.
After another 345 m find the "Beauchamp Falls" (15 m on your left).
Beauchamp Falls
Beauchamp Falls

Beauchamp Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a beautiful set of falls, split by the rock in the centre of the creek. The falls are created by Greaves Creek, which comes out of the Grand Canyon, above. The falls are approximately 10m tall, with rocks at the base.
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Beauchamp Falls, Blue Mountains NP, is a beautiful set of falls, split by the rock in the centre of the creek. The falls are created by Greaves Creek, which comes out of the Grand Canyon, above. The falls are approximately 10m tall, with rocks at the base.

After another 620 m cross the ford.
After another 840 m cross the ford.
After another 345 m continue straight, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 170 m come to the camp site (15 m on your right).
After another 300 m cross the ford.
At the intersection of Rodriguez Pass Walking Track & Horse Track continue straight, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of Rodriguez Pass Walking Track & Horse Track) continue straight, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 910 m (at the intersection of Rodriguez Pass Walking Track & Blue Gum Forest Track) turn left, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Blue Gum Forest Track & Rodriguez Pass Walking Track) veer left, to head along Rodriguez Pass Walking Track.
After another 50 m find the "Junction Rock" (on your left).
Junction Rock
Junction Rock

Junction Rock, Blue Mountains NP, is a rock situated in the middle of the Govetts Leap Brook and Govetts Creek junction. The rock is signposted, giving directions to Evans Lookout, Neates Glen, Acacia Flats and the Blue Gum Forest. Junction Rock is a great place for lunch and a swim in summer.
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Junction Rock, Blue Mountains NP, is a rock situated in the middle of the Govetts Leap Brook and Govetts Creek junction. The rock is signposted, giving directions to Evans Lookout, Neates Glen, Acacia Flats and the Blue Gum Forest. Junction Rock is a great place for lunch and a swim in summer.

After another 560 m come to the camp site (5 m on your left).
After another 1.2 km cross the ford.
After another 10 m pass the "Trinity Falls" (35 m on your right).
After another 155 m cross the ford.
After another 380 m cross the ford.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Jungle Circuit & Govetts Leap Track (Williams Track)) continue straight, to head along Govetts Leap Track (Williams Track).
After another 380 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your right).
After another 150 m come to the "Williams Lookout".
After another 30 m come to the "Breakfast Rock Lookout".
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Loop Track & Govetts Leap Track (Williams Track)) turn sharp left, to head along Govetts Leap Track (Williams Track).
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Pulpit Rock Track & Govetts Leap Track (Williams Track)) turn left, to head along Loop Track.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (6 m on your left).
Veer left.
After another 6 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the water tap (7 m on your right).
Then pass the sign.
After another 10 m find the "Govetts Leap Lookout" (6 m on your right).
Govetts Leap Lookout
Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Lookout is named after the first European man to have enjoyed this view, William Govett, as an assistant surveyor in June 1831. Govetts Leap Lookout offers wonderful views over the Grose Valley and the spectacular Bridal Falls. The word `leap` is an old Scottish word meaning waterfall. The lookout is easily accessed from the car park, there are also toilets and picnic shelters nearby.
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Govetts Leap Lookout is named after the first European man to have enjoyed this view, William Govett, as an assistant surveyor in June 1831. Govetts Leap Lookout offers wonderful views over the Grose Valley and the spectacular Bridal Falls. The word `leap` is an old Scottish word meaning waterfall. The lookout is easily accessed from the car park, there are also toilets and picnic shelters nearby.

After another 1 m continue straight, to head along Cliff Top Track.
After another 245 m pass a seat (5 m on your right).
After another 15 m head down the earthen steps (about 370 m long)
Then pass a seat (5 m on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 180 m pass the "Bridal Veil Falls" (30 m on your left).
After another 7 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Braeside Walk & Cliff Top Track) turn left, to head along Cliff Top Track (a steps).
Then head down the earthen steps (about 75 m long)
After another 15 m find the "Barrow Lookout" (5 m on your right).
Barrow Lookout
Barrow Lookout

Barrow Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks down to Govetts Leap falls and across the Grose Valley. The lookout is fenced and has a bench seat to rest.
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Barrow Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks down to Govetts Leap falls and across the Grose Valley. The lookout is fenced and has a bench seat to rest.

Then pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 280 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 9 m pass a seat (5 m on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 235 m continue straight, to head along Cliff Top Track.
After another 65 m pass a seat (7 m on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 910 m head down the earthen steps (about 185 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
Then find the "Hayward Gully" (15 m on your left).
Hayward Gully
Hayward Gully

Hayward Gully, Blue Mountains National Park, is named after the first white man, William Hayward, to reach the floor of Govetts Gorge, in 1847. The area is a small gully along the Cliff Top Walk between Evans Lookout and Barrows Lookout. The gully is a quiet place, with a bench seat to enjoy the flora and fauna, and views through the trees into the Grose Valley.
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Hayward Gully, Blue Mountains National Park, is named after the first white man, William Hayward, to reach the floor of Govetts Gorge, in 1847. The area is a small gully along the Cliff Top Walk between Evans Lookout and Barrows Lookout. The gully is a quiet place, with a bench seat to enjoy the flora and fauna, and views through the trees into the Grose Valley.

After another 25 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 480 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
Veer left, to head along Cliff Top Track.
After another 50 m pass the "Evans lookout parking" (on your right).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Grand Canyon Track & Cliff Top Track) turn right, to head along Grand Canyon Track.
About 80 m past the end is "Valley View Lookout".
Valley View Lookout
Valley View Lookout

Valley View Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the spectacular Grose Valley with its deep gorges, green forest and prominent cliff lines.
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Valley View Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, looks over the spectacular Grose Valley with its deep gorges, green forest and prominent cliff lines.

The end.
A sign.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Evans Lookout to Junction Rock


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11.2 km
Time 5 h 30 min to 6 h 30 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
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.7 km apart with the largest gap of 5.6 km.

Shelter: There is one 110 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 11.2 km from the start.

Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 1.9 km apart with the largest gap of 8.5 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
110 m[shelter]
Camp site
3.6 km[camp site]
Camp site
5.6 km[camp site]
Toilet
11.2 km[toilet]
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