NPWS list the Grand Canyon walk at Blackheath as one of the state’s best one day walks.
Arresting sandstone walls, ever-present waterfalls and abundant native plants line the awesome Grand Canyon track near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. The historic loop track takes you into the heart of this World Heritage-listed landscape. It’s an intimate and adventurous track that walkers have trodden since 1907.
If you enjoy bushwalking, a visit to the Blue Mountains is not complete unless you do the Grand Canyon walk, in Blackheath. This walk is regarded as one of the best, if not the best day walk in NSW.
START your walk from the main Grand Canyon car park and walk down to Evans Lookout. It’s slightly easier to walk it clockwise. The walk out involves a lot of steps regardless of the direction you take.
Although there are loads of semi-ledges that make up this challenging walk, you don’t need specialist hiking or abseiling equipment, so comfortable walking shoes and maybe a walking pole are all you’ll need to get out there and explore.