Expansive vistas, narrow chasms, striking canyon scenery, and a surprise around each corner, make this walk one of the most popular walks in the Blue Mountains. Although much of the walk is along a ledge that looks down into the canyon from above, towards the end there’s a dark, enclosed stretch along the floor of the canyon itself. Make sure to wear solid shoes with a good grip. Ideal midweek when there are fewer people.
Grade: Medium (lots of steps, some slippery)
Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Distance: 5.5 kilometre circuit
Ascent/Descent: 350 metres ascent, 350 metres descent
Weather: Ideal in summer but avoid during heavy rain and thunderstorms
Closest public transport: Blackheath railway station, 4.9 km away or 1.3km from St Andrews Rd (bus 698, irregular service).
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Points of interest: Beauchamp Falls, canyons, Evans Lookout, geology, Grand Canyon, Greaves Creek, Horse Track, Junction Rock, Neates Glen, Rodriguez Pass, Rotunda