Top Walks from Evans Lookout

Overlooking the stunning scenery of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Evans Lookout offers incredible views of the surrounding landscapes, taking in lush forest, colourful wildlife, and the sandstone cliffs of the Grose River Valley. It’s here that visitors can get down to the valley floor to take on picturesque hikes and explore nature on a close and personal level.

The Blue Mountains themselves are full of hotspots perfect for outdoor travellers, and Evans Lookout is one of the most popular places to start hikes and marvel at the views.

Walks from Evans Lookout

From Evans Lookout there are plenty of trails that weave past beautiful waterfalls, vibrant rainforests, sprawling creeks, and trickling rivers. In summer, the routes are often protected from the glaring sunshine by the high sandstone cliffs that make up the Mountains, so you’ll find plenty of shade to cool off in.

To begin any of the hikes, drive to the end of Evans Lookout Road off the Great Western Highway, where you’ll find Evans Lookout itself and the start of numerous walks.

Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap

This cliff top track tacks you along the edge of the valley, proffering breath-taking views at every twist and turn. You’ll be able to soak up the incredible panoramas of the Blue Mountains along the way, while getting to see some of the lush vegetation and wildlife that make the area so special.

Braeside Walk

Continuing on from Govetts Leap which sits along the cliff top, you can descend down into Govetts Leap Brook and follow the water upstream on a vintage steam boat. You’ll get to catch a glimpse of a cascading waterfall and, in spring, the flowers in this part of the Mountains are vibrant and blooming.

Junction Rock and Blue Gum Forest

From Govetts Leap you can also head to Junction Rock and the lush landscape of the Blue Gum Forest. Here, you can look out for cute critters and catch some respite in the shadey spots.

Grand Canyon Track

Perhaps the most popular route from Evans Lookout is the Grand Canyon Track, which has been a firm favourite amongst hikers since 1907. You’ll get to see the canyon in all its glory and, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at abseiling down its impressive cliff face.

The track takes you through Neats Glen rainforest to Greave’s Creek and then on to the Grand Canyon. You’ll head through a tunnel before heading back to Evans Lookout.

Discover the Evans Lookout on our Blue Mountains Tour.

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