Cliff Top Walking Track Between Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout

Last updated: August 19, 2020

The Cliff Top Walk near Blackheath is a beautiful 3km track that runs on top of the cliff edge of the Grose Valley between the Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout points.

Get ready to be spoiled with some of the most spectacular views you can find in the greater Blue Mountains region.

Cliff Top Walk
Distance:3km (one-way)
Time:1.5 hours
Grade:Easy / moderate (some steep sections)
Dogs:Not allowed

Cliff Top Walking Track

The Cliff Top Walk runs between Govetts Leap Lookout and Evans Lookout. Both locations have great parking facilities so it doesn’t really matter where you start this walk.

Follow the Great Western Highway to Blackheath. In Blackheath, turn into Govetts Leap Rd which will bring you to the Govetts Leap Lookout. [map]

Otherwise, turn into Evans Lookout Rd which takes you to three parking areas. The third one is right at the Evans Lookout. [map]

Alternatively, you can catch the train to Blackheath on the Blue Mountains train line. From the Blackheath train station you can either walk or catch a bus to the Govetts Leap Lookout.

Update June 2020:
Please note that the Cliff Top walking track between Govetts Leap Lookout and Evans Lookout is closed until at least the end of 2020 due to bushfire damage. Closing this walk will allow the fragile vegetation to recover more quickly. Find the latest updates on the NSW National Parks website.

Govetts Leap Lookout

The Govetts Leap lookout was named after William Govett, the first European settler to have visited this area. He first discovered this beautiful spot almost two centuries ago, in June 1831.

Grose Valley views from Govetts Leap Lookout
Grose Valley views from Govetts Leap Lookout

The lookout is one of the most scenic lookout points in the Blue Mountains region. The scenic views of the immense Grose Valley, surrounded by huge, vertical sandstone cliffs and waterfalls are very impressive.

The valley is home to several rivers and creeks, such as the Grose River and Govetts Creek which you can spot from high above.

Govetts Leap Lookout along the Cliff Top walking track

From the Govetts Leap lookout, follow the walking track that takes you to the top of the waterfall and the Barrow Lookout. The track crosses Govetts Leap Brook, which descends almost 200 metres into Grose Valley.

At the intersection at the Barrow Lookout, stay on the main track that takes you to the Evans Lookout, along the edge of the sandstone cliffs. The Braeside walking trail brings you into Blackheath following the Govetts Leap Brook.

Signpost with walking tracks to Evans Lookout and Bridal Veil Falls
From Govetts Leap to Evans Lookout

Evans Lookout

Named after George Evans, a local solicitor who was supposedly the first to discover this point in 1882, the Evans Lookout offers breathtaking views of the Grose Valley.

The views are best at sunset and sunrise on a clear day when the huge sandstone cliff walls have a beautiful orange glow.

Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout

Feeling energetic?

One of the most popular walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, the 6km Grand Canyon walking track, starts and finishes at the Evans Lookout.

This is a highly enjoyable walking track, which takes in beautiful scenery in the valley as well as at the top of the cliffs.

Map and Route

You can start this beautiful walking track at either the Govetts Leap lookout or at the Evans Lookout. Both locations have excellent parking options.

Also check out our list of the best walking tracks in the Blue Mountains for more great hiking ideas!

Map and route of the Cliff Top Walk in the Blue Mountains

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Cliff Top walking track

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